Would the symbol ≈ (almost equal, U+2248) under any circumstance be acceptable as an alias for `math.isclose`

?

```
>>> import math
>>> math.isclose(0.1 + 0.2, 0.3)
True
>>> 0.1 + 0.2 ≈ 0.3
True
```

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Would the symbol ≈ (almost equal, U+2248) under any circumstance be acceptable as an alias for `math.isclose`

?

```
>>> import math
>>> math.isclose(0.1 + 0.2, 0.3)
True
>>> 0.1 + 0.2 ≈ 0.3
True
```

?

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I don’t think so. It’s a niche use case, and it’s very easy to visually mistake for `=`

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I’m surprised anyone wants to use unicode characters that aren’t native to the typical keyboard. Do we really want to be typing alt codes in our editors?

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You’ve confirmed it. There is no circumstance where it is acceptable.