Why does “10” > “9” = false? [duplicate]


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<ul><li> <a href="/questions/7087811/why-is-one-string-greater-than-the-other-when-comparing-strings-in-javascript" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow">Why is one string greater than the other when comparing strings in JavaScript?</a> <span class="question-originals-answer-count"> 3 answers </span> </li> <li> <a href="/questions/5630123/javascript-string-integer-comparisons" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow">Javascript string/integer comparisons</a> <span class="question-originals-answer-count"> 6 answers </span> </li> </ul>

Is this a failure in JavaScript's attempt to convert them to numbers? If so, what numbers are they being converted to? Or what is the logic behind the string 10 being less than the string 9?


It's comparing the strings "alphabetically", and 1 comes before 9 in the character "alphabet".


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