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From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-10 16:34:04

From: "Jonathan Turkanis" <technews_at_[hidden]>
> Rob Stewart wrote:
> > The
> > unfortunate thing is that this scheme makes basic_character far
> > more complicated,
> Yes, I was hoping to limit the interface to a single conversion operator. I'd
> hate to see someone just learning the library look up get() in the reference
> section, click on the return type and be confronted with a monstrous synopsis.
> Could I present a "fictional" synopsis of basic_character, which doesn't show
> all the overloads, and include a note explaining the problem?

What's fictional?. The operators to which you refer would not be
implemented as members, so you can add a section like this to the
basic_character interface section:

   For numeric and character comparisions, basic_character also
   has the following operators available, where OP is ==, !=, >,
   <, >=, and <=:

      template <typename Ch>
      bool operator OP(basic_character<Ch>, Ch);

      template <typename Ch>
      bool operator OP(basic_character<Ch>, int);

      template <typename Ch>
      bool operator OP(Ch, basic_character<Ch>);

      template <typename Ch>
      bool operator OP(int, basic_character<Ch>);

Rob Stewart                           stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer           
Susquehanna International Group, LLP  using std::disclaimer;

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