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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        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Richard L. Conn [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
        Sent:   Friday, January 22, 1999 1:01 AM
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        Subject:        C++ standard

        Hi, Everyone,

        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?