Process Review, Status, and Future Plans
Rex Jaeschke, X3J11 chair
1) Charter: Our charter calls for us to have finished by the end
of calendar year 1996, the main technical outline of C9X.
Judging by the number of papers promised but not yet delivered
or those postponed beyond the Toronto meeting, we still have
non-trivial proposals to consider beyond this meeting. However,
the big question is ``When will we stop accepting proposals for
new topics?" We need to address that question at this meeting.
My proposal is that we no longer accept papers that have a
substantive affect on the language and preprocessor, after the
Kona meeting, unless they are directly related to work already
in progress at or before that meeting.
2) Stagnant Topics: The following action items/papers have been
idle for at least two or three meetings. I suggest we either
drop them now or find a new sponsor who promises faithfully to
have a paper for the Kona meeting.
Signed Integer Division, final words [N___] (Gwyn)
__FUNC__ Predefined Identifier [N___] (Mooney)
Deprecate Implicit int in declarations [N___] (Gwyn)
Miscellaneous small Improvements [N___] (Gwyn)
Rationalize Character [set] Support [N___] (Gwyn)
// comments Support [N___] (Gwyn)
Augment sprintf [N430 ???] (Gwyn)
Replacement for strtok [N429] (Bostic)
3) Deferred Topics: The following papers have been deferred
until the Kona meeting.
Make ungetc undefined at start of file [N604] (Farance)
Review LIA-1 binding and LID binding [N___] (Farance)
Integer promotion rules [N606] (Farance, Meyers)
Extended trigraphs [N605] (Farance)
4) Complete Review of Draft: I propose that a new draft of the
Standard be issued in the pre-Kona mailing and that it contain
everything agreed to upto and including the Toronto meeting.
Each of us will look over it carefully BEFORE the Kona meeting
where we will go over it page by page. Once we have identified
any outstanding issues, we'll direct the project editor to make
any required changes and vote to adopt the draft as amended as
our next base version. (I propose we do the same with the
rationale but probably not until a year or so later.)
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5) Document Numbers and Mailing Submissions: The process of
finding out just what documents were really going to be in the
pre-Toronto mailing and what numbers those documents would have
went very badly. This made it difficult to pull together the
Toronto agenda at all, let alone in a timely fashion. It also
unduly complicated the job of pulling together the mailing. In
future, John Benito and I expect people to abide by the
submission deadlines agreed upon at each meeting.