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Default Rules on use of == double equals (see p142, 146)

Do you know the rationale for the use of double equals sign? Is it PHP syntax that requires it?

In what situations is it required?



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The double equals signs are to test for equality between two variables and/or values. A single equals sign is used for assignment.

Code:
//"set variable1 to 'value'"
$variable1 = "value";

//"if variable1 is 'value' do something()"
if($variable1 == 'value')
{
  something();
}

//this is probably not what you want to do:
//"if variable1 is successfully set to 'value' do something()"
if($variable1 = 'value')
{
  something();
}

//and this will cause an error - think of it as a sentence fragment
$variable1 == 'value';
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