taking stdbool.h into use

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: taking stdbool.h into use
Date: 2017-08-16 04:36:09
Message-ID: 3a0fe7e1-5ed1-414b-9230-53bbc0ed1f49@2ndquadrant.com
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Some not so long time ago, it was discussed to look into taking
stdbool.h into use. The reason was that third-party libraries (perl?,
ldap?, postgis?) are increasingly doing so, and having incompatible
definitions of bool could/does create a mess.

Here is a patch set that aims to accomplish that. On the way there, it
cleans up various loose and weird uses of bool and proposes a way to
ensure that the system catalog structs get a 1-byte bool even if the
"standard" bool is not.

I have done a fair amount of testing on this, including a hand-rigged
setup where _Bool is not 1 byte. But obviously, more and wider testing
would be very useful.

Peter Eisentraut http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

Attachment Content-Type Size
0001-Fix-bool-int-type-confusion.patch text/plain 763 bytes
0002-Change-TRUE-FALSE-to-true-false.patch text/plain 177.3 KB
0003-Remove-TRUE-and-FALSE.patch text/plain 1.3 KB
0004-Remove-BoolPtr-type.patch text/plain 561 bytes
0005-Make-casting-between-bool-and-GinTernaryValue-more-r.patch text/plain 2.4 KB
0006-Add-bool8-typedef-for-system-catalog-structs.patch text/plain 24.1 KB
0007-Avoid-use-of-bool-in-thread_test.c.patch text/plain 2.8 KB
0008-Use-stdbool.h-if-available.patch text/plain 12.8 KB


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