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Re: [PATCH] Optionally use deltas in dumpfiles

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-04-02 03:37:00 CEST

On Apr 1, 2004, at 8:32 PM, Ben Reser wrote:

>> * It makes all of the APIs which take boolean flags (including the
>> majority which we'll never extend) more heavyweight, in terms of the
>> verbiage necessary to describe and use them.
> True. Bitfields are more difficult to use. It's a tradeoff and
> depends
> on if you think the benefits are worth the cost.

Actually, if the values for the bitfield are named well, I think it can
be more readable, as opposed to remembering that the third boolean
argument to the function represents one thing, and the fourth something

It all depends on how you look at it I suppose.


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