Bool

This is a discussion on Bool within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I have two questions about it. 1. What's it good for? It's just a very restricted char right? Wouldn't it ...

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    Bool

    I have two questions about it.

    1. What's it good for? It's just a very restricted char right? Wouldn't it be better to just use a char then? I can't find any situation it would be necessary to use bool instead of something else.

    2. What's the difference between these types?:
    bool
    _bool
    BOOL
    Bool

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    For clarification. If you're looking through source code and you see something defined as _Bool, then it gives you a strong clue as to how the variable is used.
    If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything.

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    it's for true or false values. technically it might be a char. i'm not sure though. but it's most likely an int. of course, char is also and int.

    but the only values it holds are true or false. more accurately, 1 or 0 respectively.
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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