Triple Equals Comparison Operator

One hell of a title. What does it mean? You know how you use a double equals (==) to compare two values in php? Well a triple equals (===) compares the values and also compares whether the variables are the same datatype. Sounds pretty useless, no? Consider this:

if ($_REQUEST[name] == ''){
    echo 'variable "name" is empty or undefined';
} else {
    echo 'variable "name" has a value';

And compare it to this:

if ($_REQUEST[name] === ''){
    echo 'variable "name" is empty';
} else {
    echo 'variable "name" has a value or is undefined.';



About Mr Chimp

I make music, draw pictures, browse the internet, programme, and make sweet, sweet cups of tea until the early hours.
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