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Re: [PATCH] Minor work-around for native HPPA compiler bug


"Joseph S. Myers" <jsm@polyomino.org.uk> writes:

> On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>
>>         * system.h: Update to match.  Either include <stdbool.h> or
>>         simply #define bool, true, false; don't muck around with _Bool
>>         directly.
>
> There's a case for doing the opposite - ignoring <stdbool.h> and just
> defining bool, true, false (using _Bool if available, or else char) - to
> avoid the ABI problem people have had in the past with bootstrapping with
> 2.95.x (bool has different sizes in stage1 (from the enum in 2.95's
> <stdbool.h>) and later stages, causing problems if changes in development
> and recompilation mean files built with different compilers get linked
> together).  At least the test could be made to reject 2.95's <stdbool.h>.

Hmm, good point, would you mind revising the patch?

zw


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