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exact string matches return score as a very small floating point number, not exactly 0

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score: 2.220446049250313e-16 when I am comparing two identical strings, and searching by key I’m using typescript and fuse.js@6.4.6

    const options = {
        includeScore: true,
        threshold: 0.1,
        keys: ["name"],

   const results = (new Fuse([{name: 'a'}], options)).search('a');
   console.log(results[0].score === 0) // false, because score is 2.220446049250313e-16

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  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:2
  • Comments:5 (1 by maintainers)

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ljones-i-nexuscommented, May 24, 2021

For better or worse, this is by design. Take a look at the scoring theory to understand why.

According to the docs, by default if a perfect match is found then the search ceases to continue unless specifically setting findAllMatches to true. If you would like to do it manually, the docs also state that a score for an exact match is 0. Neither of these things is true regardless of the scoring theory.

I’m not saying this needs to change (although findAllMatches does seem redundant at this point and exact matching is inconsistent at best), but the docs certainly need to be updated, otherwise I can completely understand why people are treating this as a bug.

dodlhuatcommented, Apr 2, 2021

I’d see this as a bug. I am facing the same issue and therefore findAllMatches isn’t working as it never finds an exact match!

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