# What does operator ~= mean in Lua?

LuaServer Side ProgrammingProgramming

The ~= symbol or operator in Lua is known as the not-equal to operator. In many programming languages you might have seen the symbol != which is also known as the not equals operator.

Let’s consider a few examples where we can make use of the not equals operator.

## Example

Consider the examples shown below −

Live Demo

a = 2
b = 3
print(a ~= b)

## Output

true

## Example

Live Demo

t1 = {4,2,3}
t2 = {2,3,4}
print(t1 ~= t2)

## Output

true
Published on 19-Jul-2021 11:29:47