Re: [RFC][PATCH] A generic boolean

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Aug 04 2006 - 11:29:59 EST

Ar Gwe, 2006-08-04 am 16:35 +0200, ysgrifennodd Jes Sorensen:
> The proposed patch makes it u1 - if we end up with arch specific
> defines, as the patch is proposing, developers won't know for sure what
> the size is and will get alignment wrong. That is not fine.

The _Bool type is up to gcc implementation details.

> If we really have to introduce a bool type, at least it has to be the
> same size on all 32 bit archs and the same size on all 64 bit archs.

You don't use bool for talking to hardware, you use it for the most
efficient compiler behaviour when working with true/false values.


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