itsaboutcode itsaboutcode - 2 months ago 5x
C Question

How to use boolean datatype in C?

I was just writing code in C and it turns out it doesn't have a boolean/bool datatype. Is there any C library which I can include to give me the ability to return a boolean/bool datatype?


If you have a compiler that supports C99 you can

#include <stdbool.h>

Otherwise, you can define your own if you'd like. Depending on how you want to use it (and whether you want to be able to compile your code as C++), your implementation could be as simple as:

#define bool int
#define true 1
#define false 0

In my opinion, though, you may as well just use int and use zero to mean false and nonzero to mean true. That's how it's usually done in C.