Forcing string comparisons, or When is "0" not 0?

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at
Thu Oct 15 18:47:12 EDT 2015


> On 16 Oct 2015, at 01:07, Mark Waddingham <mark at> wrote:
>  put "0" + 0 into tVar1 -- tVar is really a number
>    put "0" & 0 into tVar2 -- tVar is really a string
>    put tVar1 is really tVar2 -- false

The current implementation appears to differ a little from the above. You need to specify integer or real as number is not currently supported.

When I try “0” + 0 in the message box only “is really a string” returns true, “is really an integer” returns false.

Warm regards


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