binary relational operators
The binary relational operators are > , >= , <= , < , <> , = , aka !<= , !< , !>= , != , == .

>, !<=
> and !<= return \$\$TRUE if the left operand is greater than the right operand; otherwise they return \$\$FALSE.

>=, !<
>= and !< return \$\$TRUE if the left operand is greater or equal to the right operand; otherwise they return \$\$FALSE.

<=, !>
<= and !> return \$\$TRUE if the left operand is less than or equal to the right operand; otherwise they return \$\$FALSE.

<, !>=
< and !>= return \$\$TRUE if the left operand is less than the right operand; otherwise they return \$\$FALSE.

<>, !=
<> and != return \$\$TRUE if the left operand is not equal to the right operand; otherwise they return \$\$FALSE.

= ==
= and == return \$\$TRUE if the left operand is equal to the right operand; otherwise they return \$\$FALSE.

operator considerations
Conventional BASIC does not have logical operators: && ^^ || ! !!

In conventional BASIC, the bitwise operators AND , XOR , OR , NOT are used in place of the corresponding logical operators, sometimes with undesirable results. For example, if x=1 and y=2 , then x AND y returns zero, which is FALSE , while x&&y returns TRUE . Furthermore, x XOR y returns 3 , which is TRUE , while x^^y returns FALSE.