99. Reverse_iterator comparisons completely wrong

Section: 27.5.1.3.13 [reverse.iter.op==] Status: NAD Submitter: AFNOR Opened: 1998-10-07 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

The <, >, <=, >= comparison operator are wrong: they return the opposite of what they should.

Note: same problem in CD2, these were not even defined in CD1. SGI STL code is correct; this problem is known since the Morristown meeting but there it was too late

Rationale:

This is not a defect in the Standard. A careful reading shows the Standard is correct as written. A review of several implementations show that they implement exactly what the Standard says.