Is there any reason why the backend doesn't cast an unquoted integer to
a boolean value?

Hidden cross-category typecasts are evil. I'd accept this as an explicit cast ('e' in pg_cast) but not automatic.

Alrighty. Do you want an updated patch for the single character tweak or can you futz with it before committing? :)

Also, what about the other direction?  Providing a cast in only one
direction is pretty inconsistent.

Ah... well, if you want that, I can provide that too. Personally, I could care less about the BOOL->INT direction than INT->BOOL. In C++, any bool value is either 0 or 1 and you can do such weirdness (brokeness?) as:

bool val = false;
if (val == 0) { /* blah */ }

Anyway, with Qt, it converts bool values to integers. I think Qt's probably right on this front in that the value 1 should be considered true and 0 should be considered false. My $0.02. -sc

Sean Chittenden

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