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From: maya@netbsd.org
To: Ingo Schwarze <schwarze@usta.de>
Cc: tech@mandoc.bsd.lv, jmc@openbsd.org, guenther@openbsd.org
Subject: Re: -isoC-2017 patch
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:02:04 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180727150204.GA13761@homeworld.netbsd.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180727142326.GD18208@athene.usta.de>

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 04:23:26PM +0200, Ingo Schwarze wrote:
> [Cc:ing two developers who know a lot about documentation and standards]
> 
> 
> Hello Maya,
> 
> thanks for your patch!
> 
> However, i'm not sure i understand.
> 
>   https://www.iso.org/standard/74528.html
> 
> seems to indicate the existence of a brand new standard called
> 
>   ISO/IEC 9899:2018
>   Information technology -- Programming languages -- C
> 
> but i failed to find any evidence that an official standard
> called ISO/IEC 9899:2017 might exist.
> 
> Can you provide a reference to such a standard?

I was reading
http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/www/abq/c17_updated_proposed_fdis.pdf

which is a draft and unofficial, so yours is more correct.
(looks like a lot of s/17/18/ will have to be done elsewhere...)

> Even if it does exist (or if you suggest s/17/18/), note that mandoc
> does not aim to provide macro arguments for all the standards under
> the sun.  A new major revision of the C programming language is no
> doubt an excellent candidate for addition, but i would still welcome
> solid evidence that it will actually see substantial use in practice.
> 
> Does the NetBSD base system implement the C18 standard, and are you
> going to update all the relevant NetBSD manual pages to refer to it,
> where appropriate?  How many manual pages, approximately, do you
> expect will reference it in NetBSD in the short term?

There's not going to be many references to it like C11 because it
doesn't add new things, only makes changes to existing stuff.

I made the first reference to newer-than-C11 to document some change.
It's not critical, it just felt like the right change to do.
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  reply	other threads:[~2018-07-27 15:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-27 13:49 maya
2018-07-27 14:23 ` Ingo Schwarze
2018-07-27 15:02   ` maya [this message]
2018-07-27 15:49     ` Ingo Schwarze
2018-07-27 16:11       ` maya

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