bool (was DConf 2019 AGM Livestream)

FeepingCreature feepingcreature at
Mon May 13 07:08:45 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 12 May 2019 at 05:43:01 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> All this effort strongly implies that there's no such thing as 
> a satisfactory bool type. Will you succeed where 10,000 other 
> programmers have failed? Seems unlikely. But I doubt I will 
> dissuade you from trying.

If you succeed at implementing bool, nobody debates it. As such, 
the huge debates are intrinsically of people failing at 
implementing bool. A successful boolean implementation is 

> So what does work reasonably? Treating it like a small integer.

Yes, because it's clearly succeeding at avoiding huge forum 

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