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SubjectRe: Conversion to generic boolean
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On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 14:17 +0200, Richard Knutsson wrote:
> Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>
> >>>Just would like to ask if you want patches for:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>Total NACK to any of this boolean ididocy. I very much hope you didn't
> >>get the impression you actually have a chance to get this merged.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>* (Most importent, may introduce bugs if left alone)
> >>>Fixing boolean checking, ex:
> >>>if (bool == FALSE)
> >>>to
> >>>if (!bool)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>this one of course makes sense, but please do it without introducing
> >>any boolean type. Getting rid of all the TRUE/FALSE defines and converting
> >>all scsi drivers to classic C integer as boolean semantics would be
> >>very welcome janitorial work.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I don't get it. You object to the 'idiocy'
> >(http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/7/27/281), but find the x==FALSE -> !x
> >a good thing?
> >
> >
> That is error-prone. Not "==FALSE" but what happens if x is (for some
> reason) not 1 and then "if (x==TRUE)".

If you're using _Bool, that isn't possible. (Except at the boundaries
where you have to validate untrusted data -- and the compiler makes that
more difficult, because it "knows" that a _Bool can only be 0 or 1 and
therefore your check to see if it's not 0 or 1 can "safely" be
eliminated.)

--
Nicholas Miell <nmiell@comcast.net>

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