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Feature #13025

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String equality operator does not perform implicit conversion

Added by johncarney (John Carney) almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
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Target version:
-
[ruby-core:78594]

Description

According to the documentation, String#== should perform implicit conversion of non-strings, but this is not happening.

class SomeClass
  def initialize(value)
    @value = value
  end

  def to_str
    @value.to_s
  end
end

"text" == SomeClass.new("text")
# => false (expected true)

Other operators work as expected:

"text" + SomeClass.new("text")
# => "texttext"

"text" <=> SomeClass.new("text")
# => 0
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