From:ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N 3225
Request to JTC 1 for Public Availability of ISO/IEC 13886 -
Language-Independent Procedure Calling (LIPC)
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
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> Justification to make ISO/IEC 13886:1996 - Language Independent
> Procedure Calling - Publicly Available
JTC 1 rejected the original request to make ISO/IEC 13886 publicly
available at the Tromsoe Plenary. It is the understanding of SC22
that this was based upon the anticipation that ISO/IEC 13886 would
have been included in the ISO Market Trial for making standards freely
available. As the scope of the Market Trial is still under debate within
ISO, this request for public availability is sent to JTC 1 for
> ISO/IEC 13886:1996 - Language Independent Procedure Calling
> is a so-called ``enabling'' (or model) standard:
> ISO/IEC 13886 supports the specification and development
> of tools and services by specifying a model of procedure
> calling that can be mapped on the various procedure calling
> models, found in programming languages and services, together
> with the related nomenclature and shared semantics.
> A single product can never conform to ISO/IEC 13886 alone:
> ISO/IEC 13886 is used by other standards as a basis for
> their procedure calling mechanisms, so conformance of a
> product to ISO/IEC 13886 will always be indirect.
> In order to maximise the utilisation of ISO/IEC 13886, not
> only within ISO and IEC, but also in other standardization
> groups, SC22 requests that it be permitted that ISO/IEC 13886
> is publicly available.
> Due to the nature of ISO/IEC 13886, this standard is a
> ``standard for standards writers'' rather than a ``product''
> standard, and making this standard publicly available will
> support the standardization process in general.
> ISO/IEC 13886 has, for the specification of the datatypes
> of the procedural arguments, a very strong relationship
> (and shares a common Interface Definition Notation with)
> ISO/IEC 11404:1996 - Language Independent Datatypes;
> public availability of ISO/IEC 11404 was granted by JTC1
> in January 1999.
SC22 approved the public availability of ISO/IEC 13886
per Resolution 00-14 taken at the JTC 1/SC22 Plenary
in Nara, Japan, 2000-09-12/15.