(j3.2006) DIS 23271 = mischief ?

David Muxworthy d.muxworthy
Mon Feb 7 11:28:11 EST 2011

> In the members area, in the INCITS folder, please find
> DIS 23271 Common Language Infrastructure (as a tarball).
> This reeks of INCITS mischief.  I haven't the time to read it now
> (I must spend all day on campus).  Please be able to tell me at 194
> how to vote in PL22 on this item.

More like ECMA mischief.  ISO/IEC Directives, clause A.34,
subclause F.2.1.1 (page 69) say:

"In JTC 1, amendments to existing International Standards shall not be
submitted via the fast-track procedure".

ECMA have repeatedly and blatantly ignored this for years.
DIS 23271 says:

"This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition. Changes
from the previous edition (and thus also ISO/IEC 23271:2006) were made
to enhance and update this Standard".


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