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  Comment: MySQL is just trying to cater to us scripting folk (Score 1) on 2009.02.25 17:18

by bschoate on 2009.02.25 17:18 (#67621)
Attached to: MySQL Stupidity

For instance...

perl -wle "print '111|1' == 111"


Granted, the perl example throws a warning, but it does evaluate that statement as true.

You may consider it a bug; others might consider it a feature. And if you were to change how "111|1" gets cast to a number, or return an error for comparing a varchar to a number, who knows what that would break/fix.

Incidentally, SQLite and PostgreSQL don't have this problem/feature.

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