Are you using myVariable NEQ 0?
I was looking at my code base today and noticed NEQ 0 all over the place. Then I remembered how ColdFusion handles Boolean values, specifically any number is TRUE except 0 which is FALSE.
It I knew the variable was a number, then I could remove the NEQ 0. This was used often in the context of a query like "if recordcount neq 0 then do this". If the variable was a string or list only removing NEQ 0 wouldn't work, I had to add "not isnumeric() or myvariable". Below is the test file to make sure the variables are returning the same boolean.
I am running the NEQ 0 check, then if true, setting a key in a structure, then running a check without NEQ 0. I am doing this check on a several numbers, strings, and lists.
My conclusion is you don't ever need to use NEQ 0 with a variable that is numeric. It is cleaner and less code. For a variable that maybe a string or list when comparing to 0, it maybe easier to do NEQ 0