(j3.2006) DIS 23271 = mischief ?
Mon Feb 7 22:09:27 EST 2011
Bill Long wrote:
>why is something like this an International Standard?
It already is one, and has been for some time. This is the fifth edition... a
bit too late to be saying "not worth standardising" now.
It doesn't seem to have anything to do with Fortran, or indeed C for that
atter - it references C90 not C99, and doesn't actually have proper language
bindings anyway, so I think we can ignore it.
David Muxworthy wrote:
>"In JTC 1, amendments to existing International Standards shall not be
>submitted via the fast-track procedure".
Quite, but I suspect that objecting on procedural grounds wouldn't go anywhere -
as you say, ECMA have been getting away with ignoring this for some time.
................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo.
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