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Draft 4 of the joint revision to POSIX and the Single UNIX Specification now available

Aug 01, 2000, 07:50 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Josey for this announcement: ]

Draft 4 of the joint revision to POSIX and the Single UNIX Specification is now available from the Austin Group web site at http://www.opengroup.org/austin.

The Austin Common Standards Revision Group (CSRG) is a joint technical working group established to consider the matter of a common revision of ISO/IEC 9945-1, ISO/IEC 9945-2, IEEE Std 1003.1, IEEE Std 1003.2 and the appropriate parts of the Single UNIX Specification.

This is the first feature complete draft of the specification. Concurrent IEEE and ISO balloting will take place on this draft. Draft 4 totals some ~3600 pages (XSH+XCU+XBD=3308, XRAT=279). New features in this draft include alignment with the following

  • C99
  • IEEE Draft Std P1003.1q
There is an eight week review period commencing August 1st and completing at 8am UK time on Sept 27th. A plenary review meeting is being held during the week commencing October 9th to process the comments arising from the Draft 4 review period. Comments should be sent to the review reflector and use the aardvark comment format (see http://www.opengroup.org/austin/aardvark/format.html for more information).