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/* -*- mode: c++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */

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/*! \file comparison.hpp
    \brief floating-point comparisons
*/

#ifndef quantlib_comparison_hpp
#define quantlib_comparison_hpp

#include <ql/types.hpp>
#include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    /*! Follows somewhat the advice of Knuth on checking for floating-point
        equality. The closeness relationship is:
        \f[
        \mathrm{close}(x,y,n) \equiv |x-y| \leq \varepsilon |x|
                              \wedge |x-y| \leq \varepsilon |y|
        \f]
        where \f$ \varepsilon \f$ is \f$ n \f$ times the machine accuracy;
        \f$ n \f$ equals 42 if not given.
    */
    bool close(Real x, Real y);
    bool close(Real x, Real y, Size n);

    /*! Follows somewhat the advice of Knuth on checking for floating-point
        equality. The closeness relationship is:
        \f[
        \mathrm{close}(x,y,n) \equiv |x-y| \leq \varepsilon |x|
                                \vee |x-y| \leq \varepsilon |y|
        \f]
        where \f$ \varepsilon \f$ is \f$ n \f$ times the machine accuracy;
        \f$ n \f$ equals 42 if not given.
    */
    bool close_enough(Real x, Real y);
    bool close_enough(Real x, Real y, Size n);


    // inline definitions

00059     inline bool close(Real x, Real y) {
        return close(x,y,42);
    }

    inline bool close(Real x, Real y, Size n) {
        Real diff = std::fabs(x-y), tolerance = n*QL_EPSILON;
        // FLOATING_POINT_EXCEPTION
        return diff <= tolerance*std::fabs(x) &&
               diff <= tolerance*std::fabs(y);
    }

00070     inline bool close_enough(Real x, Real y) {
        return close_enough(x,y,42);
    }

    inline bool close_enough(Real x, Real y, Size n) {
        Real diff = std::fabs(x-y), tolerance = n*QL_EPSILON;
        return diff <= tolerance*std::fabs(x) ||
               diff <= tolerance*std::fabs(y);
    }



    //! compare two objects by date
    /*! There is no generic implementation of this struct.
        Template specializations will have to be defined for
        each needed type (see CashFlow for an example.)
    */
    template <class T> struct earlier_than;

    /* partial specialization for shared pointers, forwarding to their
       pointees. */
    template <class T>
00092     struct earlier_than<boost::shared_ptr<T> >
        : std::binary_function<boost::shared_ptr<T>,
                               boost::shared_ptr<T>,
                               bool> {
        bool operator()(const boost::shared_ptr<T>& x,
                        const boost::shared_ptr<T>& y) {
            return earlier_than<T>()(*x,*y);
        }
    };

}


#endif

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