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SubjectRe: Conversion to generic boolean
On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 12:15:40PM -0700, Nicholas Miell wrote:
> > 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.)

gcc lets you happily assign any integer value to bool/_Bool, so unless
you write sparse support for actually checking things there's not the
slightest advantage in value range checking.
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