[ccache] Compiler warnings in ccache 3.2.3

Joel Rosdahl joel at rosdahl.net
Mon Aug 17 19:04:14 UTC 2015

> I got a few warnings about assignments of pointers to "bool" values. I
> think these are legitimate gripes, because on platforms where bool is only
> a byte wide, the net effect will be to assign the pointer's low-order byte
> to the bool.  There's at least a 1-in-256 chance of a non-null pointer
> erroneously converting to a "false" boolean value (maybe more than that, if
> the pointer is likely to be aligned ...).

Well, as I interpret the C99 standard, bool from stdbool.h (AKA _Bool) is
guaranteed to only contain 1 or 0:

" Boolean type

When any scalar value is converted to _Bool, the result is 0 if the value
compares equal to 0; otherwise, the result is 1."

However, ccache's system.h has fallback code on systems that don't have
stdbool.h and then a bool can be typedef-ed to be a signed char, which is
something I didn't think of when writing the code in question. (I guess you
are on such an "antique" non-C99 system?)

I propose the attached patches to fix this.

Thanks, applied.

-- Joel

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