[Mesa-dev] boolean usage in gallium

Marek Olšák maraeo at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 05:00:52 UTC 2019

boolean predates c99 support in MSVC. I think there is no reason for
boolean in gallium now.


On Sat., Jun. 29, 2019, 00:09 Ilia Mirkin, <imirkin at alum.mit.edu> 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.
> Cheers,
>   -ilia
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