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Meaning of EQUALS

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"=", ascii character 61.

Common names: itu-t: equals; gets; takes. Rare: quadrathorpe; intercal: half-mesh.

Equals is used in many languages as the assignment operator though earlier languages used ":=" ("becomes equal to") to avoid upsetting mathematicians with statements such as "x = x+1". It is also used in compounds such as "=", "==", "/=", "!=" for various comparison operators and in c's "+=", "*=" etc. which mimic the primitive operations of two-address code.