Skip to Main Content
Cloud Platform

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive a notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

If you encounter any issues accessing the Ideas portals, please send email describing the issue to for resolution.

For more information about IBM's Ideas program visit

Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 30, 2020

RSARTE: Better support for generated class operators

Better support for generated methods for C++ classes.
Via the C++ general tab several C++ methods (constructor/equality operator etc.) can be generated automatically
Several improvements and extensions are possible:
- Make these generated operators visible in the project explorer or at least in the properties/operations tab, because
these operators are also part of the class interface.
- Add an option to generate the equality operator and inequality operator as friend instead of as member functions (due to symmetry reasons creating these operators as external methods is preffered above member functions)
- Add for each class attribute an option to exclude this attribute from the equality/inequality operator, so class comparision can be done based on only a subset of the attributes
- Beside equality and inequality operators also operators <, <=, > and >= can be generated automatically
- In C++20 comparision will be updated with the introduction of a "space ship" operator <=>, add support for this operator
- add options to automatically create ostream operator<<
- Based on a user defined base operator, other operators can also be generated automatically, e.g. postfix operator++(int)
based on user defined prefix operator++, addition operator+ based on user defined operator+= etc.
A A::operator++(int) // postfix
const auto tmp(*this);
operator++(); // prefix
return tmp;

A operator+(const A& a, const A& b)
auto tmp(a);
return tmp += b;

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 143578
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2020

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.