It actually makes the binaries smaller, the code easier to read
(gems like "val == true", "val == false" are gone) and actually
predictable in the sense of that we actually know what we're
working with (one bitwise operator was quite adventurous and
should now be fixed).
This is also more consistent with the other suckless projects
around which don't use boolean types.
Options that are specific to a single key definition are not
supported (e.g. "sort -k 2,3n -k 4,4"). Should you try to specify
such definitions, sort will return with EXIT_FAILURE and an error
message. Instead, all key definitions exclusively use the global
It always behaves like -b was set.