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character "=", 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