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Re: [Lynx-dev] storing sessions

From: Paul B. Mahol
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] storing sessions
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 23:22:46 +0200

On 5/18/08, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 May 2008, Paul B. Mahol wrote:
>> Here is patch, it fix few small bugs. (including recent one)
> thanks
>> BTW, TD: why BOOLEAN is char/byte/int?
> It's been there a while - longer than I've been working on Lynx.
> So part of my comments are secondhand info.
> I recall reading one of the other developers stating that there
> was some scheme for deciding which to use.  But no one's enforced
> that (choice between BOOL and BOOLEAN) for some time.
> On win32 the compilers may define BOOL and/or BOOLEAN.  You see that
> reflected in HTUtils.h - and if it's defined, we use it (rather than
> trying to override it).
> For other platforms it's generally not defined or declared.
> Some compilers may have a comparable bool or Bool type.  Lynx
> isn't using that.  But its default for BOOLEAN is a char since
> that's the smallest data available (it only has to hold 1 bit).

But it use too much (8x) more than actually needed. Instead of using
202*8 bits just 202 would be better. Currently, difference is still
small, but I feel bad every time when adding one BOOLEAN more in code.

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