unrelated_type_equality_checks

Group: errors

Maturity: stable

Dart SDK: >= 2.0.0 • (Linter v0.1.16)

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DON'T Compare references of unrelated types for equality.

Comparing references of a type where neither is a subtype of the other most likely will return false and might not reflect programmer's intent.

Int64 and Int32 from package:fixnum allow comparing to int provided the int is on the right hand side. The lint allows this as a special case.

BAD:

void someFunction() {
  var x = '1';
  if (x == 1) print('someFunction'); // LINT
}

BAD:

void someFunction1() {
  String x = '1';
  if (x == 1) print('someFunction1'); // LINT
}

BAD:

void someFunction13(DerivedClass2 instance) {
  var other = new DerivedClass3();

  if (other == instance) print('someFunction13'); // LINT
}

class ClassBase {}

class DerivedClass1 extends ClassBase {}

abstract class Mixin {}

class DerivedClass2 extends ClassBase with Mixin {}

class DerivedClass3 extends ClassBase implements Mixin {}

GOOD:

void someFunction2() {
  var x = '1';
  var y = '2';
  if (x == y) print(someFunction2); // OK
}

GOOD:

void someFunction3() {
  for (var i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
    if (i == 0) print(someFunction3); // OK
  }
}

GOOD:

void someFunction4() {
  var x = '1';
  if (x == null) print(someFunction4); // OK
}

GOOD:

void someFunction7() {
  List someList;

  if (someList.length == 0) print('someFunction7'); // OK
}

GOOD:

void someFunction8(ClassBase instance) {
  DerivedClass1 other;

  if (other == instance) print('someFunction8'); // OK
}

GOOD:

void someFunction10(unknown) {
  var what = unknown - 1;
  for (var index = 0; index < unknown; index++) {
    if (what == index) print('someFunction10'); // OK
  }
}

GOOD:

void someFunction11(Mixin instance) {
  var other = new DerivedClass2();

  if (other == instance) print('someFunction11'); // OK
  if (other != instance) print('!someFunction11'); // OK
}

class ClassBase {}

abstract class Mixin {}

class DerivedClass2 extends ClassBase with Mixin {}