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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] A generic boolean (version 6)
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    On Fri, 2006-07-28 at 03:29 +0200, ricknu-0@student.ltu.se wrote:
    > Citerar Nicholas Miell <nmiell@comcast.net>:
    >
    > > On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 21:55 +0200, ricknu-0@student.ltu.se wrote:
    > > > Citerar Nicholas Miell <nmiell@comcast.net>:
    > > >
    > > > > If _Bool does end up in the user-kernel ABI, be advised that validating
    > > > > them will be tricky ("b == true || b == false" or "!!b" won't work), and
    > > >
    > > > Why would !!b not work?
    > > > I don't think it should end up in the ABI (at least, not yet). Just asking
    > > > because I'm curious. :)
    > > >
    > >
    > > The compiler knows that "b = !!b;" is a no-op.
    >
    > In what gcc version? Using 4.0.2 myself and got that if b equals 12 (using a
    > pointer to add the value to the boolean) then !!b equals 1.

    gcc version 4.1.1 20060525 (Red Hat 4.1.1-1) compiles:

    #include <stdbool.h>
    bool validBool(bool b) { return (b == true || b == false); }
    bool normalizeBool(bool b) { return !!b; }

    to:

    validBool:
    movl $1, %eax
    ret

    normalizeBool:
    movzbl %dil, %eax
    ret

    --
    Nicholas Miell <nmiell@comcast.net>

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