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From Damitha Kumarage <>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (AXIS2C-740) Definition of type axis2_bool_t based on an enumeration
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2007 01:00:21 GMT
Senaka Fernando (JIRA) wrote:

>Definition of type axis2_bool_t based on an enumeration
>                 Key: AXIS2C-740
>                 URL:
>             Project: Axis2-C
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: util
>         Environment: Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
>            Reporter: Senaka Fernando
>Boolean types have only two states.
>As C does not have such a type, an alternate mechanism has been used as, typedef int axis2_bool_t;
>Now, legally axis2_bool_t types can have any integer value.
>I propose that it should only be limited to two values.
>Thus it should be defined as typedef enum {AXIS2_FALSE, AXIS2_TRUE} axis2_bool_t;
>in C, types defined in such a manner do accept any integer value. But, when compiled using
a C++ compiler, it would flag an error which should be the desired behavior.
>Ex:- in C++, axis2_bool_t myVar = 100; would result in, error: invalid conversion from
'int' to 'axis2_bool_t'
In g++ complier this compiles fine with -Wall -Werror and -ansi options

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