16 Language support library [language.support]

16.11 Comparisons [cmp]

16.11.2 Comparison category types [cmp.categories]

16.11.2.5 Class weak_­ordering [cmp.weakord]

The weak_­ordering type is typically used as the result type of a three-way comparison operator that (a) admits all of the six two-way comparison operators ([expr.rel], [expr.eq]), and (b) does not imply substitutability.
namespace std {
  class weak_ordering {
    int value;  // exposition only

    // exposition-only constructors
    explicit constexpr weak_ordering(eq v) noexcept : value(int(v)) {}  // exposition only
    explicit constexpr weak_ordering(ord v) noexcept : value(int(v)) {} // exposition only

  public:
    // valid values
    static const weak_ordering less;
    static const weak_ordering equivalent;
    static const weak_ordering greater;

    // conversions
    constexpr operator weak_equality() const noexcept;
    constexpr operator partial_ordering() const noexcept;

    // comparisons
    friend constexpr bool operator==(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator!=(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator< (weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator> (weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator<=(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator>=(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator==(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator!=(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator< (unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator> (unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator<=(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
    friend constexpr bool operator>=(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
    friend constexpr weak_ordering operator<=>(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
    friend constexpr weak_ordering operator<=>(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
  };

  // valid values' definitions
  inline constexpr weak_ordering weak_ordering::less(ord::less);
  inline constexpr weak_ordering weak_ordering::equivalent(eq::equivalent);
  inline constexpr weak_ordering weak_ordering::greater(ord::greater);
}
constexpr operator weak_equality() const noexcept;
Returns: value == 0 ? weak_­equality::equivalent : weak_­equality::nonequivalent.
constexpr operator partial_ordering() const noexcept;
Returns:
value == 0 ? partial_ordering::equivalent :
value < 0  ? partial_ordering::less :
             partial_ordering::greater
constexpr bool operator==(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept; constexpr bool operator!=(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept; constexpr bool operator< (weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept; constexpr bool operator> (weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept; constexpr bool operator<=(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept; constexpr bool operator>=(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
Returns: v.value @ 0 for operator@.
constexpr bool operator==(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept; constexpr bool operator!=(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept; constexpr bool operator< (unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept; constexpr bool operator> (unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept; constexpr bool operator<=(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept; constexpr bool operator>=(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
Returns: 0 @ v.value for operator@.
constexpr weak_ordering operator<=>(weak_ordering v, unspecified) noexcept;
Returns: v.
constexpr weak_ordering operator<=>(unspecified, weak_ordering v) noexcept;
Returns: v < 0 ? weak_­ordering::greater : v > 0 ? weak_­ordering::less : v.