Defect Report #161

Submission Date: 16 Oct 95
Submittor: BSI
Source: Clive D.W. Feather
Submitted to BSI by Clive D.W. Feather .
In this Defect Report, identifiers lexically identical to those declared in standard headers refer to the identifiers declared in those standard headers, whether or not the header is explicitly mentioned.
This Defect Report has been prepared with considerable help from Mark Brader, Jutta Degener, Ronald Guilmette, and a person whose employment conditions require anonymity. However, except where stated, opinions expressed or implied should not be assumed to be those of any person other than myself.
Defect Report UK 009: Details of reserved symbols
The wording of subclause 7.13 is unclear.
Does the term any combination in subclause 7.13 include the empty combination? In other words, are names like E2, tom, LC_X, and memo reserved?
Yes, the term "any combination" does include the empty combination so names such as those cited are reserved. We believe that having the "any combination" language in parenthetical remarks rather than as part of the main text makes is sufficiently clear that it is just the prefix that is important in determining whether a name is reserved or not.
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