From:ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N3370
SC 22/WG 16 Convenor's Recommendation Regarding the 2002 Periodic Review of
ISO/IEC 13816 - Programming Language Lisp
SC 22/WG 16 Convenor (P. Parquier)
Other document (Open)
Per SC 22 Kona Resolution 01-29, this recommendation is sent to SC 22 for
approval to be sent to JTC 1 as the subcommittee recommendation. Please
note that the official letter ballot on all standards out for review in 2002
is conducted at the JTC 1 level and the ballot closes 15 July 2002.
The SC 22 review of this recommendation will be conducted as a default
letter ballot. Unless the SC 22 Secretariat receives objection to the
recommendation to confirm ISO/IEC 13816 by 2002-05-08, this recommendation
will be sent to the JTC 1 Secretariat.
Address reply to:
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WG16's convener recommendation to SC22 is to recommend JTC1 to
*CONFIRM* ISLISP standard.
The rationale for this recommendation is the following:
- The standard is currently in use: as far as we know at least two
and a university performed independant implementions of the standard,
and maintain them on a variety of platforms, from small footprint PDA
(Pocket PC) to 64 bits machine like Alpha, Sparc HP-PA, Itanium
- The user community is growing both in number of users, in number of
countries, and in number of systems built on top of ISLISP standard
- ISLISP (as defined by the standard) is taught at the university level.
- The standard is consistent, there is no severe defect report, so it
also remain as is and be simply confirmed.
- There is naturally room for clarification and rationale in the standard,
would benefit from an explanatory report. WG16 is ready to undertake
such a report.