I think it depends upon how you choose to use the term. There are ISO and IEEE standards. There are industry standards. There are "defacto" standards. There are organization standards. When it comes to Microsoft languages, I can look in the MSDN Library and find the definitive references for their language standards. ==================================== Richard Conn, Principal Investigator Reuse Tapestry -----Original Message----- From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 2:52 AM To: Richard Conn Cc: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Leveraging MicroSoft's Marketing Richard Conn wrote: > Visual C++ 6 IS the Microsoft standard for C++, The only standard I know of for C++ comes from ISO. >just like Visual Basic 6 is also a Microsoft standard. There ain't no VB standard.