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Code Inspection: Equality operator may cause type coercion

Reports usages of equality operators which may cause unexpected type coercions. It is considered a good practice to use the type-safe equality operators === and !== instead of their regular counterparts == and !=.

Depending on the option selected, this will either highlight:

  • All usages of == and != operators.

  • All usages except comparison with null. Some code styles allow using x == null as a replacement for x === null || x === undefined.

  • Only suspicious expressions, such as: == or != comparisons to 0, '', null, true, false, or undefined.

Suppress an inspection in the editor

  1. Position the caret at the highlighted line and press Alt+Enter or click the Intention action icon.

  2. Click the arrow next to the inspection you want to suppress and select the necessary suppress action.

Last modified: 08 March 2021