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This is definitely true, and why I had more than a few stumbles learning it after I was already an experienced programmer.

Case insensitivity in string comparisons is a good example. It makes perfect sense to a non-programmer but is not at all what a programmer would expect.

What case insensitivity are you referring to?

MySQL with default collation / locale / operators does case insensitive string comparison IIRC

Exactly. Something like 'P' = 'p' evaluates to true.

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