List structure and standards making
Fri Mar 13 09:54:50 UTC 1987
> Thus the current discussions on the whole time subject are
> rapidly becomming academic
The discussions are certainly NOT becoming academic. There are a lot
of people who just don't care what X3J11 says; who believe that X3J11
is irreparably broken, and intend to ignore it into the indefinite
future. It may well be that ``the ANSI C is already spoken.''
For my money, the ANSI C is already buggered.
Now this is not to say everyone feels like this. I am sure that
people from various manufacturers feel the standard is important.
But real (K&R) C is going to be around for a long time. Don't
assume it will automagically become extinct with the release of X3J11.
John ``Down With ANSI C'' Mackin, Basser Department of Computer Science,
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
john at basser.oz.AU (john%basser.oz at SEISMO.CSS.GOV)
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