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Code Inspection: Non-strict object equality

Reports the usages of the comparison operator ( == ) for comparing object variables.

Object variables are compared as follows:

  • When using the comparison operator ( == ), two object instances are considered equal if they have the same attributes and values (values are compared with == ), and are instances of the same class.

  • When using the identity operator ( === ), object variables are considered identical if and only if they refer to the same instance of the same class.

See Comparing Objects ( for details.

Last modified: 08 December 2020