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A Code Coverage Puzzle

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A Code Coverage Puzzle

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This is a small function I’ve created, which is also covered by unit tests. The light blue shade of the return statements indicate that they have been executed. So both branches of the if statement have been covered. But the light pink shade of the comparison indicates that the comparison has not been completely covered.
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Having a logical expression marked as not completely covered is common if it includes any && or || operators that are short circuited. But there are no such operators here. So what is the reason for the partial coverage?

I’ll post the answer and explanation later this week.

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