(j3.2006) DIS 23271 = mischief ?

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
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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