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PHP and ==: it gets worse

I found a Security StackExchange comment today that shows how PHP’s == operator can be legitimately dangerous.

It says:

md5('aabg7XSs') == md5('aabC9RqS') (-> true) is a good example why using == is a bad idea.

Another comment then goes on to explain in more detail:

For others’ benefit, this failure case occurs because the first byte of the resultant hash for each is 0e, which is considered to be a “float number format string” by PHP, and type coercion causes them to be compared as numbers.

Are there any cases where "0e04" == "0e08" makes sense to be true?