Andres Freund <> writes:
> On February 12, 2016 5:29:44 PM GMT+01:00, Tom Lane <> 
> wrote:
>> We should standardize on the "((var & FLAG) != 0)"
>> pattern, which works reliably in all cases.

> That's what the second version of my patch, and I presume Michael's updated 
> one as well, does. I think the only open question is how far to backpatch. 
> While annoying work, I think we should go all the way.

I don't object to that, if someone wants to do the work.  A good argument
for it is that we'd otherwise be laying a nasty trap for future
back-patched bug fixes, which might well rely on the cleaned-up behavior.

                        regards, tom lane

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