@Moors7, Actually no. In my case I am using a cloud variable for error messages. the string can contain a combination of errors. If I want to trigger something on a combination then I need to create an exponentially growing event supply.
Take the Twitter module for example, it has a search string. I just think the choices
Greater Or Equal
Less or equal
are useless for strings. How can I at least test if a string is empty?
The great power of IFTTT is that is decouples internal logic from external interpretation and leaving it up to the user what to do.