Re: [RFC][PATCH] A generic boolean (version 3)

From: Stefan Richter
Date: Sat Jul 22 2006 - 14:13:15 EST

ricknu-0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Citerar Stefan Richter <stefanr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Drivers in 2.4 and 2.6 differ. We don't put 2.4-compatibility code into 2.6. And the bool type won't get into 2.4.

It doesn't?! Good, that simplify it to only a:
typedef _Bool bool;
line. Did googled on it but did not find anything that comfirmed or denied it.

Well, it's because the 2.4 mainline receives only bug fixes now. You can imagine that since 2.5 was started, new data types were added in 2.5/2.6 but never backported to 2.4, especially if they were tied to infrastructural changes or new features.

Of course there may be downstream projects who maintain 2.4 drivers to further extent than the 2.4 mainline. But this doesn't imply a requirement to put compatibility code into 2.6.
Stefan Richter
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