Subject: Re: [boost] [any] new version
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-16 14:56:39
on Fri Sep 16 2011, Alexander Terekhov <terekhov-AT-web.de> wrote:
> Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Tue Sep 13 2011, Lars Viklund <zao-AT-acc.umu.se> 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.
> There are very many ISO/IEC standards priced at zero, see:
> What is the problem to set zero price for ISO/IEC IS 14882?
Sorry, I just don't know. As convener, Herb Sutter deals with the
governing bodies a lot. If you're curious, you might ask him.
-- Dave Abrahams BoostPro Computing http://www.boostpro.com
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