Re[2]: Increasing sizes of bit vectors

From: Gary Barnett (
Date: 01/17/97

At [Fri, 17 Jan 1997 18:46:36 -0500]
Wyatt Bode <> wrote:

>  Just a comment here...
>  Are you aware that the "bool" type in C is actually a unsigned char? 
>  This would be quite a waste of memory (both RAM and disk space) to use
>  an array of bool for every bitvector.  Please note, this is not a flame
>  on your technique (I tried it too, and was appalled at the big memory
>  jump. 8 times the normal mem for all bitvectors!)  It is merely a
>  friendly idea/suggestion.  
>  		-- Wyatt Bode
Once again prior knowledge of Pascal and so on proves to be a disadvantage
with C. I had just assumed that a boolean value would use one bit.. (stupid me)

Next time I'll do the research before assuming I know what will happen. 

Mallory wanders off to go rewrite a core section of the mud.. and it was
working so well too (and was elegant to boot) *sigh*


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