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std::greater: std::greater

NAME

std::greater - std::greater

Synopsis


Defined in header <functional>
template< class T > (until C++14)
struct greater;
template< class T = void > (since C++14)
struct greater;


Function object for performing comparisons. Unless specialized, invokes operator> on type T.

Specializations


A specialization of std::greater for any pointer type yields a strict total order, even if the built-in operator> does not. The strict total order is consistent among specializations of std::less, std::greater, std::less_equal, and std::greater_equal for that pointer type, and is also consistent with the partial order imposed by the corresponding built-in operators (<, >, <= and >=).


If the function call operator of the specialization std::greater<void> calls a built-in operator comparing pointers, it yields a strict total order even if the built-in operator> does not. This strict total order is consistent among the specializations std::less<void>, std::greater<void>, std::less_equal<void>, and std::greater_equal<void>, and is also consistent with the partial order imposed by the corresponding built-in operators. (since C++14)


The standard library provides a specialization of std::greater when T is not specified, which leaves the parameter types and return type to be deduced.


              function object implementing x > y deducing argument and return types (since C++14)
greater<void> (class template specialization)

Member types


Type Definition (until C++20)
result_type(deprecated in C++17) bool
first_argument_type(deprecated in C++17) T
second_argument_type(deprecated in C++17) T

Member functions


           checks whether the first argument is greater than the second
operator() (public member function)


 std::greater::operator()


bool operator()( const T& lhs, const T& rhs ) const; (until C++14)
constexpr bool operator()( const T& lhs, const T& rhs ) const; (since C++14)


Checks whether lhs is greater than rhs.

Parameters


lhs, rhs - values to compare

Return value


true if lhs > rhs, false otherwise.

Exceptions


(none)

Possible implementation


  constexpr bool operator()(const T &lhs, const T &rhs) const
  {
      return lhs > rhs;
  }

See also


     function object implementing x < y
less (class template)