AssertSame vs AssertEqual in PHPUnit
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When you’re testing inside of your PHPUnit test methods, you will use many assert-based methods. Two that are seemingly very similar are
The difference between these is the same as the difference of
== in PHP. One is equal and one is identical.
assertSame is the closest to identical comparison that you can use. So, when you have a choice, use
assertSame() instead of equals. This will help catch type mismatches as well.