On 2017-04-05 09:43:53 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> writes: > > I argued before that we should migrate to stdbool.h by default, because > > it's only going to get more common. We already do so in a way for c++ > > compilers... > > Yeah, I was just thinking about that. The core problem though is that > we need the "bool" fields in the system catalog structs (or anyplace > else that it represents an on-disk bool datum) to be understood as > being 1 byte wide. I do not think we can assume that that's true of > every compiler's _Bool type. So we'd need some workaround for that. > There are probably other places such as isnull arrays where it'd be > wise to force the width to be 1 byte.
I wonder if there's any compiler that has _Bool/stdbool.h where it's not 1 byte sized. It's definitely not guaranteed by the standard. Having a seperate booldatum type or such shouldn't be too bad, either way. > In any case, that's a research project that's not getting done for v10. Agreed. - Andres -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers