The <<eq...>> function compares arg1 and arg2, based on the value of the “type” parameter if present, and returns true if the two values are found to be equal. Otherwise, this function returns false. If the type parameter is not specified, the default comparison is String.
When a type is specified any values not of that type are converted prior to the comparison. So, if an integral data tag contains a value of 10 and a decimal number contains a value of 10.1, and the type is Int, these two values would be considered equal, as the decimal value would be converted to an integer, and the decimal portion is truncated.