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true != true in JavaScript ? WHAT THE H*&#?

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So this is was my issue, I had an if statement

console.log( a );
if( a ){
   console.log('made it here');
}
console.log( a );

and a was being assigned by dat.GUI, you had a drop down menu and it would assign either true of false to a.

my console output would read

 

true

true

 

And I'm scratching my head cursing the computer for never getting me to 'made it here'

 

then I test a before dat.GUI gets ahold of it and it spits out

 

true

 

Now I'm color blind and seeing the difference between the two was only achieved once I happened to be looking at the screen from the right angle.  Then I realised that dat.GUI wasn't setting it to true but rather 'true'.  :angry:

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if('true') console.log('made it here');

Seems to work for me? Or am I missing something? Quick google stackoverflow result on evaluating strings seems to confirm. At least it's boolean now :P.

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if('true') console.log('made it here');

Seems to work for me? Or am I missing something? Quick google stackoverflow result on evaluating strings seems to confirm. At least it's boolean now :P.

 

Yeah, you're absolutely right.  this was a while back that I encountered this, but the most frustrating yet for me.  I think the problem was I was trying to get the value to false, but instead it was setting it to 'false' and if you if( 'false') it still logs it as true.  I just had the boolean values reversed.

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