(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5333) Ballot on draft TS

N.M. Maclaren nmm1
Fri Sep 12 10:36:51 EDT 2014

Please answer the following question "Is N2027 ready for forwarding to 
SC22 as the DTS?" in one of these ways. 

1) Yes.
2) Yes, but I recommend the following changes. 
3) No, for the following reasons.
4) Abstain.


There is still too much substantive discussion of and uncertainty
about the required semantics, and associated details.

The image failure feature is something which has never been standardised
successfully in any programming language or portable library.

Many of the examples (specifically those using EVENT_QUERY, but also
some of those using the atomic subroutines) depend on semantics that
are not derivable from the normative text.

That might be acceptable for a free-standing TS, but the current plan is
that this TS is due to be integrated into the standard without waiting
for user experience.

There may also be problems of detail, but I have not had time to check
for them.

Nick Maclaren.

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