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    SubjectRe: Conversion to generic boolean
    On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 05:18:04PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > At present we have >50 different definitions of TRUE and gawd knows how
    > many private implementations of various flavours of bool.
    > In that context, Richard's approach of giving the kernel a single
    > implementation of bool/true/false and then converting things over to use it
    > makes sense. The other approach would be to go through and nuke the lot,
    > convert them to open-coded 0/1.
    > I'm not particularly fussed either way, really. But the present situation
    > is nuts.

    Let's start to kill all those utterly silly if (x == true) and if (x == false)
    into if (x) and if (!x) and pospone the type decision. Adding a bool type
    only makes sense if we have any kind of static typechecking that no one
    ever assign an invalid type to it.
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