Questions on copter althold landed

Dear all,

I have a question about ArduCopter code. In the following code segment, the comment says it is checking “if throttle below deadzone”, but the code is checking whether “target_climb_rate” is negative. Are these two things equal?

In ArduCopter/mode_althold.cpp:

case AltHold_Landed:
    // set motors to spin-when-armed if throttle below deadzone, otherwise full range (but motors will only spin at min throttle)
    if (target_climb_rate < 0.0f) {
    } else {

Thank you so much.