Re: [patch 1/1] consolidate TRUE and FALSE

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 14:56:41 EST

>> of course. but that it's not used in core code implies this opinion is
>> widely shared.
>[...] To me it is a simple consequence of there not
>being a boolean type in the kernel so you cannot use it in the core code.

typedef bool int;

And then happily use if(EXPR) and if(!EXPR) instead of if(EXPR == TRUE) or
if(EXPR == FALSE). :-)

But typedeffing it to int (or unsigned char, if someone likes that
for space optimization) does not "catch overflows" (see another lkml
mail from me) as _Bool would.

Jan Engelhardt
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