(j3.2006) DIS 23271 = mischief ?

Bill Long longb
Mon Feb 7 16:25:26 EST 2011

On 2/7/11 3:09 PM, Robert Corbett wrote:
> Dan Nagle wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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.
>> Van, this probably should be a US TAG agenda item.  TIA
> The CLI is Microsoft's bit of mischief.  It is supposed to be the
> "portable" interface to the .NET environment.

I started to suspect something like that when I saw C# popping up.  The 
CLI seems strongly slanted toward C#/C++ type languages.  (Though I 
admit to not reading all 571 pages!)   But more to the INCITS, issue, 
why is something like this an International Standard?  Can't Microsoft 
just publish their own manuals?


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