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From: Darin Adler (darin_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-11-13 13:35:04

> We are not talking about the same things; I am talking about (roughly):
> template <class T>
> struct equalty_comparable
> {
> friend bool operator!= (T, T);
> };

Oh! Great! It seems that would work fine.

It seems a little strange to use "friend" in this way, since operator !=
doesn't need any special access to the class equality_comparable, but I
guess it's the only way. Seems a bit sneaky.

I didn't catch that when looking at the header that Beman posted. I guess I
don't understand the original remark Dave Abrahams made a while back.

Dave Abrahams:
> I would prefer for it to be a member, so that we could take advantage of my
> operators.h library ;)

This is what made me assume that operators.h required and used only member
functions for the operator implementations.

    -- Darin

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