(j3.2006) POSIX

Van Snyder van.snyder
Thu Mar 29 19:10:08 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 15:07 -0800, Michael Ingrassia wrote:
> >There will shortly run a CT22 ballot regarding whether
> >the POSIX standards should be combined into one standard,
> I don't see a benefit to combining the various POSIX standards into one
> standard, and there is a cost to obtaining new standards and documenting
> them.

The people who wrote the standard under question intended it not to be
divided into four parts.  It's a massive standard -- 3600+ pages.  ITTF
divided it into parts without consulting the committee or conducting a
ballot because their typesetting system couldn't handle it in one gulp.
There have been two JTC 1 resolutions to combine it back into a single
document, which ITTF ignored.  Now that ITTF have upgraded their
typesetting system they are able to handle the document as the committee
intended it.

Of course, this still begs the question whether the standard is
relevant, but that won't be on the ballot.

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