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[StringObject Operator]

Description

Tests if the string on the left is greater than the string on the right. This operator evaluates strings in alphabetical order, on the first character where the two differ. So, for example "b" > "a" and "2" > "1", but "999" > "1000" because 9 comes after 1.

Caution: String comparison operators can be confusing when you’re comparing numeric strings, because the numbers are treated as strings and not as numbers. If you need to compare numbers numerically, compare them as ints, floats, or longs, and not as Strings.

Syntax

string1 > string2

Parameters

string1, string2 - a string variable

Returns

true: if string1 is greater than string2

false: otherwise

See also