Weird JavaScript

This is something I stumbled across a while ago. Someone on the internet said he was asked this question during an job interview:

Can you think of a situation where this is true:

a == 1 && a == 2 && a == 3

Well, yes.

You have to ask the question, what a is.

Is it a Number? Obviously not.

The solution is quite simple if you know how JavaScript works.

You can define a to be an Object and overwrite .valueOf:

const a = {
    i: 1,
    valueOf: function() {
        return this.i++;

if (a == 1 && a == 2 && a == 3) {

I think this is very awkward!

Or like someone else on the internet said:

Sometimes when I’m writing Javascript I want to throw up my hands and say “this is bullshit!” but I can never remember what “this” refers to.

So long!