87. Error in description of string::compare()

Section: 24.3.2.6.8 [string.swap] Status: Dup Submitter: Nico Josuttis Opened: 1998-09-29 Last modified: 2016-11-12

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Discussion:

The following compare() description is obviously a bug:

int compare(size_type pos, size_type n1, 
            charT *s, size_type n2 = npos) const;

because without passing n2 it should compare up to the end of the string instead of comparing npos characters (which throws an exception)

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