[Mesa-dev] boolean usage in gallium

Erik Faye-Lund erik.faye-lund at collabora.com
Wed Jul 3 10:06:30 UTC 2019

On Sat, 2019-06-29 at 00:08 -0400, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
> Ken pointed out on IRC today that there was still a lot of "boolean"
> (vs bool/_Bool) usage in gallium. In fact, many interfaces are
> specified with boolean.
> I had it in my mind that I had at some point removed most boolean
> usage, but that is just not the case - first of all, the interfaces
> remain with it, and I could find no evidence of such a commit. I must
> have imagined it.
> Is there any reason to keep boolean around? I know conversions must
> be
> done carefully (since incorrect-but-working usage would not currently
> be caught by the compiler), but are there any practical reasons to
> avoid C99 _Bool in gallium code?
> If not, I may begin converting things over.

I would love to see patches for this!

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