Re: [RFC][PATCH] A generic boolean (version 2)

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sat Jul 22 2006 - 05:04:17 EST

>> >* u2 has been corrected to u1 (and also added it as __u1)
>> Do we really need this? Is not 'bool' enough?
>I would say we don't even _want_ this.
>A u1 variable will basically never be one bit wide.

Not without a compiler hack at least.

>struct device_control_buffer {
> u1 device_is_fooing;
> u32 foodata;
>} __attribute__((packed));
>This would not lead to the expected results.
>It's horribly broken, obfuscating and misleading.

And in fact, bitfields work different:

struct device {
int device_is_fooing:1;
u32 foodata;

but the result is likely the same.

Jan Engelhardt
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