Fri, 22 Jan 1999 14:54:34 -0500
The number is ISO/IEC 14882:1998(E)
And it can be downloaded on the ANSI site. (This information can be found in the
C++ standards FAQ at:
Of course I found the FAQ AFTER I found spent an hour looking for the standard -
took the long way there ;-(
There's a link on this page to the C++ standard download page...
Of course to get there, you have to set up an account. But it's free to do this.
Also, unlike Ada, the standard costs $18 to download (2.49 Mb PDF format) and
$170 (from memory) to get a hard copy!
It's 750 pages long.
There's even a section titled, "Ambiguity resolution" that discusses a problem
with the language where an expression can look like a declaration! Don't try
this in Ada folks! ;-)
But, for someone who likes to know that the standard is (being spoiled with
Ada), it's a must-have.
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From: Richard L. Conn [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 1999 1:01 AM
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Subject: C++ standard
There was a mention in the last few weeks that Ada95 and
C++ were the only two international OO standard languages.
The number/id for the C++ standard was given ... does anyone
still have that?