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Re: Casting INT4 to BOOL...

From: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
To: Sean Chittenden <chitt(at)speakeasy(dot)net>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Casting INT4 to BOOL...
Date: 2004-10-12 02:45:40
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On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Sean Chittenden wrote:

> > The patch treats any non-zero value as "true". Is that the behavior we
> > want, or should we only allow "1" as an integer representation of
> > "true"? (I'm not sure myself, I just don't think copying C here is
> > necessarily the best guide.)
> I would posit that this is the desired behavior as it's consistent with
> every language I can think of.

However, AFAIK it's inconsitent with the type input function which
supports '1' and '0' but not other integers.

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