> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mats.Kindahl@stripped [mailto:Mats.Kindahl@stripped] On Behalf Of
> Mats Kindahl
> Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 1:47 PM
> To: Ingo Strüwing
> Cc: MARK CALLAGHAN; MySQL Internal
> Subject: Re: Coding style changes of 2009-06-26 now in the guidelines
> Ingo Strüwing wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> > MARK CALLAGHAN, 17.10.2009 20:31:
> > ...
> >> * Functions should return zero on success, and non-zero on
> >> so you can do:
> >> Can this be extended to state that these functions should return int
> >> rather than bool/my_bool? Some functions today use bool/my_bool and
> >> return TRUE on error. I have to read the code for these to figure
> >> whether TRUE is returned on error.
> > thanks for the suggestion. Is this a formal request to the MySQL
> > coding style government committee?
> > In this case, please add, what the implementation strategy should be:
> > Change all existing code, or let only new code follow the proposal.
> If Mark does not submit it, I do.
As for me, I can get along with following conventions and with the mix of
1) Unix OS conventions (function returns int , success is 0, error is -1,
error details in errno)
2) Windows OS conventions (function returns BOOL, success is TRUE, error is
FALSE, error details in GetLastError())
I cannot get along with a convention "function returns my_bool, success is
TRUE, error is FALSE", it looks weird to me, violating the 2)