Operator

# !=(_:_:)

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether two values are not equal.

## Declaration

Available when Element conforms to Equatable.

## Parameters

lhs

A value to compare.

rhs

Another value to compare.

## Discussion

Inequality is the inverse of equality. For any values a and b, a != b implies that a == b is false.

This is the default implementation of the not-equal-to operator (!=) for any type that conforms to Equatable.

### Comparing Arrays

static func == (Array<Element>, Array<Element>) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether two arrays contain the same elements in the same order.

func elementsEqual<OtherSequence>(OtherSequence) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether this sequence and another sequence contain the same elements in the same order.

func elementsEqual<OtherSequence>(OtherSequence, by: (Element, OtherSequence.Element) -> Bool) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether this sequence and another sequence contain equivalent elements in the same order, using the given predicate as the equivalence test.

func starts<PossiblePrefix>(with: PossiblePrefix) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the initial elements of the sequence are the same as the elements in another sequence.

func starts<PossiblePrefix>(with: PossiblePrefix, by: (Element, PossiblePrefix.Element) -> Bool) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the initial elements of the sequence are equivalent to the elements in another sequence, using the given predicate as the equivalence test.

func lexicographicallyPrecedes<OtherSequence>(OtherSequence) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the sequence precedes another sequence in a lexicographical (dictionary) ordering, using the less-than operator (<) to compare elements.

func lexicographicallyPrecedes<OtherSequence>(OtherSequence, by: (Element, Element) -> Bool) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the sequence precedes another sequence in a lexicographical (dictionary) ordering, using the given predicate to compare elements.