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    SubjectRe: RFC: booleans and the kernel
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    On Thursday 24 January 2002 15:31, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
    > On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Timothy Covell wrote:
    > > On Thursday 24 January 2002 14:39, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
    > > > The compiler _will_ turn if(a==0) into a test of a with itself rather
    > > > than a comparison against a constant. Since PDP days, no doubt.
    > >
    > > I thought that the whole point of booleans was to stop silly errors
    > > like
    > >
    > > if ( x = 1 )
    > > {
    > > printf ("\nX is true\n");
    > > }
    > > else
    > > {
    > > # we never get here...
    > > }
    >
    > And how does s/1/true/ fix that?

    It doesn't fix "if ( x = true)". If would
    just make it more legit to use "if (x)".
    Just IMHO.

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    timothy.covell@ashavan.org.
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