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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] A generic boolean
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    Ar Gwe, 2006-08-04 am 10:03 -0400, ysgrifennodd Jes Sorensen:
    > alignments. Not to mention that on some architectures, accessing a u1
    > is a lot slower than accessing an int. If a developer really wants to
    > use the smaller type he/she should do so explicitly being aware of the
    > impact.

    Which is just fine. Nobody at the moment is using the bool type because
    we don't have one. Nor is a C bool necessarily u1.

    > The kernel is written in C, not C++ or Jave or some other broken
    > language and C doesn't have 'bool'.

    Oh yes it does, as of C99 via stdbool.h. The only reason its not always
    "bool" is compatibility considerations. Welcome to the 21st century.

    Alan


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