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std::rel_ops::operator!=,>,<=,>=: std::rel_ops::operator!=,>,<=,>=

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std::rel_ops::operator!=,>,<=,>= - std::rel_ops::operator!=,>,<=,>=

Synopsis


Defined in header <utility>
template< class T > (1) (deprecated in C++20)
bool operator!=( const T& lhs, const T& rhs );
template< class T > (2) (deprecated in C++20)
bool operator>( const T& lhs, const T& rhs );
template< class T > (3) (deprecated in C++20)
bool operator<=( const T& lhs, const T& rhs );
template< class T > (4) (deprecated in C++20)
bool operator>=( const T& lhs, const T& rhs );


Given a user-defined operator== and operator< for objects of type T, implements the usual semantics of other comparison operators.
1) Implements operator!= in terms of operator==.
2) Implements operator> in terms of operator<.
3) Implements operator<= in terms of operator<.
4) Implements operator>= in terms of operator<.

Parameters


lhs - left-hand argument
rhs - right-hand argument

Return value


1) Returns true if lhs is not equal to rhs.
2) Returns true if lhs is greater than rhs.
3) Returns true if lhs is less or equal to rhs.
4) Returns true if lhs is greater or equal to rhs.

Possible implementation

First version


  namespace rel_ops {
      template< class T >
      bool operator!=( const T& lhs, const T& rhs )
      {
          return !(lhs == rhs);
      }
  }

Second version


  namespace rel_ops {
      template< class T >
      bool operator>( const T& lhs, const T& rhs )
      {
          return rhs < lhs;
      }
  }


Third version


  namespace rel_ops {
      template< class T >
      bool operator<=( const T& lhs, const T& rhs )
      {
          return !(rhs < lhs);
      }
  }


Fourth version


  namespace rel_ops {
      template< class T >
      bool operator>=( const T& lhs, const T& rhs )
      {
          return !(lhs < rhs);
      }
  }

Notes


Boost.operators provides a more versatile alternative to std::rel_ops
As of C++20, std::rel_ops are deprecated in favor of operator<=>.

Example


// Run this code


  #include <iostream>
  #include <utility>


  struct Foo {
      int n;
  };


  bool operator==(const Foo& lhs, const Foo& rhs)
  {
      return lhs.n == rhs.n;
  }


  bool operator<(const Foo& lhs, const Foo& rhs)
  {
      return lhs.n < rhs.n;
  }


  int main()
  {
      Foo f1 = {1};
      Foo f2 = {2};
      using namespace std::rel_ops;


      std::cout << std::boolalpha;
      std::cout << "not equal? : " << (f1 != f2) << '\n';
      std::cout << "greater? : " << (f1 > f2) << '\n';
      std::cout << "less equal? : " << (f1 <= f2) << '\n';
      std::cout << "greater equal? : " << (f1 >= f2) << '\n';
  }

Output:


  not equal? : true
  greater? : false
  less equal? : true
  greater equal? : false