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"Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
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Kester, Rush W.
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 11:03:50 -0400
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From what I know, ACM & SIGAda are prohibited from "standards" work.
Those ACM/SIGAda members who participate in standardization wear
IEEE, ANSI, or ISO hats.  Who to contact depends on which standard
you're talking about.  You and/or your company can usually become
voting members.  Alternatively, you can work through someone already
on the standard committee of interest.

The Ada Language standard comes under ISO WG9.
For more information see, or
See for scheduled meetings,
minutes, & a list of representatives.

Rush Kester
Software Systems Engineer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Brenner [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 9:40 AM
> To: Kester, Rush W.
> Subject: Re: Modes of communications & different Ada communities
> "Kester, Rush W." wrote:
> > It's especially important to provide information about:
> > who's in charge & how to get in touch with them, and
> > how to become an active partipant.
> Yes, and nowhere is this more important that in the
> committees that have the power to decide what goes into
> the language. How can we become active participants in
> that process?
> For example, the majority of those people very strongly
> believe that there should be constraint checking on
> converting an unsigned number to a signed number. How can
> those who disagree with that decision become part of the
> decision making process? How can power be shared?