[Python-Dev] Numerical robustness, IEEE etc.

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 07:11:05 CEST 2006

> SC22WG14?  is that some marketing academy?  not a very good one, obviously.

That's because it's European ;-)  The ISO standards process has highly
visible layers of bureaucracy, and, in full, JTC1/SC22/WG14 is just
the Joint ISO/IEC Technical Committee 1's SubCommittee 22's Working
Group 14 .  JTC1 is in charge of information technology standards;
JTC1/SC22 "programming languages, their environments and system
software interfaces"; and JTC1/SC22/WG14 the C programming language.
POSIX lives right next door in TC/SC/WG space, at JTC1/SC22/WG15.

IOW, these are the friendly folks who define what C is.  In America,
it's usually just called "the ANSI C committee" instead, probably for
the same reason Americans prefer intuitive names like "mile" and
"gallon" over puffed up technical gibberish like "metre" and "litre"

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