The Utter Bullshit of Shopify Liquid Syntax April 16, 2022

We could write a library of books detailing Shopify's bad designs, incomplete product and broken practices. But this simple issue probably deserves some kind of award.

In the liquid template, the following code works:

<% if "abc" == "abc" %>


<% endif %>

However, when the spaces around the == operator are removed, which is acceptable in ANY sane language, the condition is no longer triggered.

<% if "abc"=="abc" %>


<% endif %>

There is also no syntax error or warning of any kind.

Shopify is aware of this issue and is unlikely to address this bug that was reported in 2015

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