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    SubjectRe: RFC: booleans and the kernel
    On Thu Jan 24, 2002 at 12:42:58PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > A small issue...
    >
    > C99 introduced _Bool as a builtin type. The gcc patch for it went into
    > cvs around Dec 2000. Any objections to propagating this type and usage
    > of 'true' and 'false' around the kernel?
    >
    > Where variables are truly boolean use of a bool type makes the
    > intentions of the code more clear. And it also gives the compiler a
    > slightly better chance to optimize code [I suspect].
    >
    > Actually I prefer 'bool' to '_Bool', if this becomes a kernel standard.

    Agreed, bool is nicer. Out of curiosity, esp
    wrt struct packing, how does gcc actully store
    a bool? A single bit? A full 32-bit word?

    -Erik

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