[Haskell-cafe] Updating the Haskell Standard
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Wed Jul 20 17:32:59 EDT 2005
On 20-Jul-2005, David Barton <dlb at patriot.net> wrote:
> I can contribute some experience from commercial standardization efforts.
> ANSI, IEEE, and ISO standards require re-ballotting every five years,
> otherwise the standards lapse. Reballotting may or may not be accompanied
> by changes in the standard; for a standard as complex as a language, new
> versions at least every five years seems to be fairly common with "newer"
> standards [...] Five years is
> what the general industry seems to have settled on as a good average, but
> it may or may not apply here; the circumstances are different.
ANSI/ISO programming language standards typically undergo major updates
every 10 years or so: Fortran 66, 77, 95, 2003; COBOL 68, 74, 85, 2002;
Ada 83, 95, 2005; C 89, 99; C++ 98, 200x (for some x >= 5).
> (ANSI C has not changed in newer standardization ballots as far
> as I know).
A major new update to the ANSI/ISO C standard was issued in 1999.
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