Last modified: 2006-05-24 09:05:51 UTC

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Bug 5693 - ParserFunctions: ifeq compares numbers other than strings
ParserFunctions: ifeq compares numbers other than strings
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: Normal normal with 3 votes (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: parser
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-04-23 09:03 UTC by Upssdr
Modified: 2006-05-24 09:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Upssdr 2006-04-23 09:03:30 UTC
Using {{#ifeq: 03|3|eq|ne}}, it gives eq but not ne. This shows what ifeq compares are 
not strings but numbers. 

According to m:ParserFunctions#ifeq, ifeq should compares strings other than numbers. 
But in you see how it is. 

In ParserFunctions.php (
ParserFunctions/ParserFunctions.php?view=markup&pathrev=13773), the ifeq function is: 
if ( $left == $right ) { 
  return $then;
} else {
  return $else;
The "==" may be the cause of problem.
Comment 1 omniplex 2006-05-11 04:26:07 UTC
As far as I'm concerned that's a feature and no bug, because
forcing string comparison is simple, just add something that
can't be numerical, e.g. use "p1" + "p2" instead of p1 + p2
for the first two parameters, or add character @ in front.

Related question: Should we have default "then" and "else" 
result texts, more precisely 1 for equal and 0 for not equal?

Comment 2 Upssdr 2006-05-13 05:07:51 UTC
Default then and else is empty. So the syntax can be like this: 

{{#ifeq: [str1 [| str2 [| then [| else]]]] }} 
Comment 3 omniplex 2006-05-24 01:59:51 UTC
Okay, please decree this bug as "WONTFIX", because it was never broken... :-)

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