Ask the Expert

Can I pack Boolean arrays in C++?

I have the following attribute in my class:
bool a ;
bool b ;
bool c ;

All the attributes are Boolean arrays. I have to pack them to reduce space. Is it possible in C++? (I know it is possible in ADA.) If so, can you please let me know how I can achieve that?
In Visual C++ and Win32 development, these Boolean values will take up four bytes a piece. If you need to pack the data, you're much better off looking at a bit field representation.

This was first published in February 2003

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: