Subject: [boost] Fwd: review request: addition to type_traits library of is_less_comparable<T> and others
From: FrÃ©dÃ©ric Bron (frederic.bron_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-31 12:01:14
Anybody wanting to review this very short addition to type_traits?
I can add that one important question of the review is: should we
report that T is less comparable if T<T returns void?
Currently it returns true but the implementation generates warnings in
g++. However, I imagine that if someone wants to know if T<T works, it
is to get the result (this is my use of it).
DeÂ : FrÃ©dÃ©ric Bron <frederic.bron_at_[hidden]>
DateÂ : 10 aoÃ»t 2009 21:29
ObjetÂ : review request: addition to type_traits library of
is_less_comparable<T> and others
ÃÂ : boost_at_[hidden]
I would like to propose to your review the following addition to the
type_traits library. The addition is attached to this email and also
available in the sandbox at
The purpose of the addition is to add type traits to detect if type T
is comparable in the sens of <, <=, >, >=, == or != operators, i.e. if
t1<t2 has a sens when t1 and t2 are of type T (same for <=, >, >=, ==,
The following traits are added:
The names are based on the corresponding names of the standard
template library (<functional> header, section 20.3.3 of the
The compilation has been tested with g++ 4.3.2 and icpc 10.0 on linux
64 bits, g++ 3.4.4 on cygwin, mingw32 3.4.4 on cygwin.
I must add that I did not invent the code (I obtained some help from
the boost mailing list) but I put it together in a form that should be
acceptable to boost.
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