Submission Date: 2011-10-14
Source: WG 14
Reference Document: N1584
Date: February 2012
Subject: joke fragment remains in a footnote
SummaryC11 seems to have inherited part of a joke from C++, which ought to be removed or made whole and annotated as such. Originally, C++0x had the footnotes:
"Atomic objects are neither active nor radioactive" and "Among other implications, atomic variables shall not decay".The first is pretty clearly a joke, but it's not obvious that the second doesn't have some technical meaning, and that is the one that remains in C11 in 7.17.3p13.
Suggested Technical CorrigendumSee above.
- It is not clear that rewording will make the footnote useful.
Proposed Technical Corrigendum
In 7.17.3 Paragraph 13, remove footnote 256.
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