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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Draft Minutes of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 11 Meeting, 20-22 March 2000,
W. Wakker, Convener, JTC 1/SC 22/WG 11
FYI to SC22 Member Bodies
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DRAFT MINUTES OF MEETING SC22/WG11 N466
Committee: ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG11
Place: Technische Universitšt Dresden
Date: March 20-22, 2000
Attendees: Mr. Frank Farance USA
Mr. Kevin Harris USA
Prof. Katsuhiko Kakehi Waseda University, Japan
Mr. Kent Karlsson IMI, Sweden
Mr. Roger Scowen UK
Mr. Willem Wakker ACE Consulting bv, Netherlands
Prof. Wolfgang Walter Technische Universitšt Dresden,
Apologies received from:
Mr. Gabriel Dos Reis France
It was agreed to follow the agenda, as outlined in WG11/N463.
2. Minutes of previous meeting (WG11/N460)
The minutes were approved without changes.
3. Work Item 22.17 - Language-Independent Datatypes
The document is published by ITTF as IS 11404:1996.
Document N465, proposed NP to amend ISO/IEC 11404 was discussed. It was
1. the proposed changes could be accommodated in a revision rather than in
an amendment of ISO/IEC 11404;
2. Frank Farance will prepare (by July 2000) a charter (to delineate the
scope of the revision) and a specification of the proposed revision;
3. based on this charter document, Frank Farance will try to obtain support
for the revision from other bodies (W3C, SC32, NCITS L8 and possibly
others), and prepare suitable liaisons;
4. Frank Farance will be nominated as project editor for the revision of
4. Work Item 22.16 - Language-Independent Procedure Calling
The document is published by ITTF as IS 13886:1996.
5. TR 14369 - Language-Independent Service Specification
The document is published by ITTF as TR 14369:1996.
6. FDIS 10967-2 - Language-Independent Arithmetic, part 2: Elementary
The 4th (F)CD ballot resulted in 5 YES votes, 1 YES vote with comments
(USA), 2 NO votes (France and Japan ); 3 SC22 P-members abstained and
10 P-members did not vote. As an O-member Sweden also submitted comments
with a YES vote. The ballot comments are in WG11 N464.
During the meeting a draft DoC, as prepared by the project editor was
discussed. Based on the discussions during the meeting the editor will
prepare a final DoC.
It was decided that, based on the nature of the comments and the number of
NO votes, that the next version will be the FDIS version, to be submitted
to ITTF for FDIS ballot.
7. WD 10967-3 - Language-Independent Arithmetic, part 3: Complex Floating
Point Arithmetic and Complex Elementary Numerical Functions
No progress was made during the last period. The concern of several
members about this lack of progress was discussed, and various options to
overcome these concerns were considered. The project editor was urged to
concentrate first on the elementary functions, in order to limit the size
of the (first drafts of) the document.
The editor plans to have a first WD for SC22 review by September 2000.
8. Planning and Future Meetings
Based on the progress made on the revision process for LID, and the
progress on LIA-3, a next WG11 meeting could be scheduled for the fall of
2000; however, no firm dates are yet established. Offers to host this
meeting are invited.
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