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# Scala example source code file (PartialOrdering.scala)

This example Scala source code file (PartialOrdering.scala) is included in my "Source Code Warehouse" project. The intent of this project is to help you more easily find Scala source code examples by using tags.

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## Scala tags/keywords

boolean, equiv, option, partialordering, t

## The PartialOrdering.scala Scala example source code

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package scala
package math

/** A trait for representing partial orderings.  It is important to
*  distinguish between a type that has a partial order and a representation
*  of partial ordering on some type.  This trait is for representing the
*  latter.
*
*  A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_order partial ordering]] is a
*  binary relation on a type `T` that is also an equivalence relation on
*  values of type `T`.  This relation is exposed as the `lteq` method of
*  the `PartialOrdering` trait. This relation must be:
*
*  - reflexive: `lteq(x, x) == '''true'''`, for any `x` of type `T`.
*  - anti-symmetric: `lteq(x, y) == '''true'''` and `lteq(y, x) == true`
*    then `equiv(x, y)`, for any `x` and `y` of type `T`.
*  - transitive: if `lteq(x, y) == '''true'''` and
*    `lteq(y, z) == '''true'''` then `lteq(x, z) == '''true'''`,
*    for any `x`, `y`, and `z` of type `T`.
*
*  @author  Geoffrey Washburn
*  @version 1.0, 2008-04-0-3
*  @since 2.7
*/

trait PartialOrdering[T] extends Equiv[T] {
outer =>

/** Result of comparing `x` with operand `y`.
*  Returns `None` if operands are not comparable.
*  If operands are comparable, returns `Some(r)` where
*  - `r < 0`    iff    `x < y`
*  - `r == 0`   iff    `x == y`
*  - `r > 0`    iff    `x > y`
*/
def tryCompare(x: T, y: T): Option[Int]

/** Returns `'''true'''` iff `x` comes before `y` in the ordering.
*/
def lteq(x: T, y: T): Boolean

/** Returns `'''true'''` iff `y` comes before `x` in the ordering.
*/
def gteq(x: T, y: T): Boolean = lteq(y, x)

/** Returns `'''true'''` iff `x` comes before `y` in the ordering
*  and is not the same as `y`.
*/
def lt(x: T, y: T): Boolean = lteq(x, y) && !equiv(x, y)

/** Returns `'''true'''` iff `y` comes before `x` in the ordering
*  and is not the same as `x`.
*/
def gt(x: T, y: T): Boolean = gteq(x, y) && !equiv(x, y)

/** Returns `'''true'''` iff `x` is equivalent to `y` in the ordering.
*/
def equiv(x: T, y: T): Boolean = lteq(x,y) && lteq(y,x)

def reverse : PartialOrdering[T] = new PartialOrdering[T] {
override def reverse = outer
def lteq(x: T, y: T) = outer.lteq(y, x)
def tryCompare(x: T, y: T) = outer.tryCompare(y, x)
}
}
```

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