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Object Equality Block

Object Equality Block

Where Is It?

The object equality block is located in the Objects drawer of the Blawx toolbox.

What Does It Do?

The object equality block is used to assert that two objects are references to the same real-world concept.

Technical Details

The object equality block is a statement, and can be stacked with other statements.

It accepts two internal inputs. Both inputs are expected to be objects, or variables.

It can be used in conditions of rules and constraints, and in questions, but in most cases you will want to just re-use the same variable name, which will have the same effect.

Tips

The object equality block is used relatively rarely. You are most likely to need it if you are combining inputs from more than one source, and you want to specify that an object that was received from one source is identical to an object received from another. For example, you might have a ruleset for determining the winner of a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, and you might import data from a system that plays the game "Boulder, Parchment, Shears". In that case, it would make sense to say "the parchment object is the same thing as the paper object", etc.

Note that saying that two objects are the same thing is different from asserting that to variables hold the same value. To check to see whether or not two different values are equal, use the comparison block.