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Subject: Re: [boost] [any] new version
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-15 21:47:05

on Tue Sep 13 2011, Lars Viklund <> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 01:48:31PM -0400, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> FWIW, the FDIS (FINAL Draft International Standard) is N3290.
> And for some reason, not publically available since FDIS was set in
> stone, unless you managed to sneak a copy before it was obliterated from
> public access.
> It's in my opinion, profit be damned, quite silly to have the standard
> for one of the largest languages out there locked down behind a paywall.

FWIW 1: It's a big concern among committee members, too, and there has
        recently been lots of discussion about this on our reflector.
        Unfortunately, prices are set by ISO.

FWIW 2: We expect INCITS to start selling the standard for $30 early
        next year.


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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