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Request #43339 2 == true returns true is confusing.
Submitted: 2007-11-19 21:46 UTC Modified: 2007-11-20 11:06 UTC
From: ken at smallboxsoftware dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 5.2.5 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-11-19 21:46 UTC] ken at smallboxsoftware dot net
It is not very intuitive to me that 2 == true returns true. Especially since echo true displays 1 on the screen.

I would rather see a boolean casted to an integer than an integer casted to a boolean during comparison, but this would probably cause compatibility issues. Failing that, perhaps if echoing a boolean value it should display either true or false instead of 0 or 1? Then you wouldn't be left thinking that these are integers at their core as they are in C. 


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 [2007-11-20 11:06 UTC]
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That\'s part of PHP\'s type system. You might want to use === isntead of ==.
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