Resolutions Prepared at the Eight Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 Annapolis, 1995-09-18/22 Draft version 3 Resolution AA: Approval of SC22 work programme ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves its Programme of Work as recorded in SC22 N.... Resolution AB: Authorization for concurrent CD registration and ballot for WG4 document ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 authorizes the SC22 secretariat to conduct a concurrent CD registration and CD ballot for project 22.01.07, Revision of ISO 1989:1985 - Programming language COBOL. Resolution AC: Withdrawal of multi-octet character set support (MOCS) ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 - notes that the MOCS support for COBOL is included in the revision of COBOL standard ISO 1989:1985, which is expected to be adopted in 1997, and - therefore withdraws of project 22.01.06, Addendum to ISO 1989 - MOCS Support, from the WG4 Programme of Work. Resolution AD: Revision of Synchronization Plans ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 directs WG4 (COBOL), WG5 (Fortran), WG14 (C) and WG15 (POSIX) to review their respective synchronization plans and recommend to the 1996 SC22 Plenary appropriate changes in light of revised JTC1 balloting procedures and any changes in working group practices. Resolution AE: Appointment of project editors ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 confirms the appointment of the following project editors: Dr. Lawrie Schonfelder, for project 22.02.02 - Revision of ISO 1539-2 - Varying Length Character String Module Mr. John Reid, for project 22.02.01.02 - TR (Type 2) on Floating Point Exception Handling Dr. Miles Ellis, for project 22.02.01.03 - TR (Type 2) on Interoperability between Fortran and C Mr. Malcom Cohen, for project 22.02.01.04 - TR (Type 2) on Enhanced Derived Type Facilities Dr. Jonathan Hodgson, for project 22.22.02 - Prolog Modules Mr. John Nicholls, for project 22.45 - Z Specification Language Mr. John Dawes, for project 22.47.1 PCTE Parts 1, 2 and 3; project 22.47.2 PCTE Object Orientation Extensions; project 22.47.3 PCTE Fine Grain Extensions; and project 22.47.4 C++ binding to PCTE. Mr. Tony Hetherington, for project 22.19 - Pascal. Mr. Ken Dritz, as co-project editor for project 22.10.04 - Ada complex types and functions, and for project 22.10.05 - Ada complex elementary functions. Resolution AF: Subdivision of Fortran work item ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 - authorizes the subdivision of project 22.02.01 - programming language Fortran as follows: 22.02.01.01 - Programming language Fortran 22.02.01.02 - TR (Type 2) - Handling of Floating Point Exception Handling 22.02.01.03 - TR (Type 2) - Interoperability between Fortran and C 22.02.01.04 - TR (Type 2) - Enhanced Derived Type Facilities - acknowledges that WG5's objective for the TR's is to gain experience with the subjects before their incorporation in a future revision of Fortran (Fortran 2000) - agrees with WG5's intent to avoid gratuitous, or unnecessary, changes to the technical specification when the TR's are integrated into the revision in order to minimize impact on implementors of these features. This intention should be reflected in WG5 internal process documents - instructs WG5 to confirm the scope of the TR on enhanced data type facilities at its November 1995 meeting and report any changes to SC22. Resolution AG: Revision of ISO 1539-2 - Varying Length Character String Module ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves WG5's request to revise the informative annex of ISO/IEC 1539-2 - Fortran varying length character string module, for alignment with ISO/IEC 1539-1:1995. Resolution AH: Authorization for concurrent CD registration and ballot for WG11 documents ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 authorizes the SC22 secretariat to conduct a concurrent CD registration and CD ballot, for project 22.33 - Language Independent Arithmetic, Part 2: Mathematical Procedures. <<to be discussed after the LIA presentation>> Resolution AI: Change of titles for WG11 projects ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves the change of titles for parts 2 and 3 of the Language Independent Arithmetic Standard (ISO/IEC 10967): - part 2 (project 22.33), new title: Elementary Numerical Functions - part 3 (project 22.34), new title: Complex Floating Point Arithmetic and Complex Elementary Numerical Functions. <<to be discussed after the LIA presentation>> Resolution AJ: Charter of ISO/IEC 9899 - C revision ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 requests WG14 to provide to SC22 the Charter for the revision of the C standard, for informational purposes. Resolution AK: Authorization for concurrent CD registration and ballot for WG15 documents ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 authorizes the SC22 secretariat to conduct a concurrent CD registration and ballot CD, for the following projects: - 22.21.01.03.01, ISO/IEC 9945-1, Amendment for transparent file access - 22.21.01.03.03, ISO/IEC 9945-1, Amendment for protocol independent interface - 22.21.03.03, POSIX system administration, print administration - 22.21.03.05, POSIX system administration, user administration - 22.40, ISO/IEC 9945-1, Amendment for additional realtime functions - 22.42, ISO/IEC 9945-1, Amendment for security - 22.43, ISO/IEC 9945-2, Amendment for security - 14515-2, Test Methods for ISO/IEC 9945-2 Resolution AL: Withdrawal of WG15 projects ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 withdraws the following projects: - 22.21.01.03.04, ISO/IEC 9945-1, Amendment for name space and directory services - 22.21.04.03, POSIX Fortran Binding. Resolution AM: Authorization for concurrent CD registration and ballot for WG19 document ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 authorizes the SC22 secretariat to conduct a concurrent CD registration and CD ballot, for project 22.45 - Z Specification Language. Resolution AN: Authorization for concurrent PDTR registration and ballot for WG20 document ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 authorizes the SC22 secretariat to conduct a concurrent PDTR registration and PDTR ballot, for the revision of TR 10176 - Guidelines for the preparation of programming languages standards. Resolution AO: Change of titles for WG20 projects ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves the new titles for the following projects: - 22.30.01 (PDTR 11017), new title: Framework for Internationalization - 22.30.02.02 (CD 14651), new title: International String Ordering Resolution AP: Request to JTC1/SC2 ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 encourages JTC1/SC2 to define a standard for unique short identifiers for all characters in IS 10646. Resolution AQ1: NP for APIs for Internationalization ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 instructs the SC22 secretariat to forward document N1962 for approval by JTC1. Resolution AQ2: NP for APIs for Internationalization ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 recommends to its WG20 that the work described in N1854 be carried out under the current project 22.30.02.01 - Functionality for Internationalization. Resolution AR: Subdivision of PCTE project ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 authorizes the following subdivision of project 22.47 - PCTE: 22.47.1 PCTE Parts 1, 2 and 3 22.47.2 PCTE object orientation extensions 22.47.3 PCTE fine grain objects extensions 22.47.4 PCTE Part 4: C++ binding Resolution AS: Ballot resolution for DIS 10514 - Modula-2 ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 - recognises that the pressure of work has prevented the convenor of WG13 from arranging a meeting for the resolution of ballot comments on DIS 10514, and - authorizes Mr. Kees Pronk (Netherlands) to act on behalf of the convenor, if necessary, to call a meeting of WG13 in order to progress ballot resolution and other WG13 projects. Resolution AT: X/Open C category liaison to WG15 ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 - notes that document N1871 is a mutual statement of benefits on cooperation between X/Open and WG15, which is endorsed by both X/Open and WG15, and therefore - recommends to JTC1 the approval of Category C liaison between X/Open and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG15. Resolution AU: Liaisons to other SCs ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 terminates its liaisons to SC18, SC24, SC26; and at the discretion of the SC22 secretariat and after consultation with SC27, authorises the termination of the liaison to SC27. Resolution AV: Continuation of projects ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 notes that the projects itemised below have exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from WD to CD stage; notes, however, that significant progress has been made on these projects, and there is no reason to suppose that they will not be completed; having reviewed the situation in each case, accepts the explanation that has been presented for the need for further time in the case of these documents; and therefore authorises the extension by one year of the time permitted for proceeding from the WD to the CD stage, for the following projects: 22.18.02 Object-Oriented Modula-2 22.18.03 Modula-2 binding to POSIX 22.18.04 Modula-2 Extensions for System Programming 22.18.05 Support for commercial programming in Modula-2 22.18.06 Further support for Concurrent programming in Modula-2 22.21.01.01 POSIX system interface (LIS) 22.21.01.03.01 POSIX Amendment for transparent file access 22.21.01.03.03 POSIX Amendment for protocol independent interface 22.21.03.01 POSIX system administration 22.21.03.02 POSIX system administration - Batch services 22.22.02 Prolog Modules 22.29.02 Vienna Development Method/Specification Language, Part 2: Modules 22.39 POSIX Part 1: System API Addendum 22.40 POSIX Part 1: Amendment for additional realtime functions 22.42 POSIX Part 1: Amendment for security 22.43 POSIX Part 2: Amendment for security Resolution AW: Convener of WG16 ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 accepts the offer of France for the nomination of Mr. Pierre Parquier as convener of WG16 - LISP. Resolution AX: Endorsement of Mr. Follett as chairman of SC22. ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 enthusiastically endorses the appointment of Mr. Robert Follett for another term as chairman of SC22 to JTC1. Resolution AY: CD Ballot for LISP (Project 22.23) Noting that the CD Ballot for Programming Language LISP received sufficient affirmative votes to be forwarded for DIS registration, and noting that the ballot resulted in a number of comments which caused refinements to the document, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 directs that a second CD ballot be issued by the SC22 secretariat upon receipt of the revised CD from WG16; further ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 fully expects WG16 to resolve any comments received as the result of the second CD ballot, prepare a Disposition of Comments Document, and register the resulting document as a DIS by April 1996. Resolution AZ: 1996 periodical review of SC22 documents ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 makes the following recommendations: that ISO/IEC 1539:1991 - Fortran be revised that ISO/IEC 10206:1991 - Extended Pascal be confirmed that ISO/IEC 10279:1991 - Full Basic be confirmed that TR 10176:1991 - Guidelines for the preparation of programming languages be revised. Resolution BA: Appointment of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 Ad Hoc Group on JTC 1 Strategy for Implementing Information Technology ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 appoints Mr. Robert Follett and Mr. Sam Harbison as delegates to the October 1995 meeting of the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Ad Hoc Group on JTC 1 Strategy for Implementing Information Technology. Resolution BB: Input to the JTC1 ad hoc meeting on Electronic Document Formatting ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves N1965 as its input to the JTC1 ad hoc meeting on Electronic Document Formatting (October 1995), and authorizes its chairman to present this paper at that meeting. Resolution BC: Change of title for WG19 project ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves the change of title for project 22.45, new title: Z Notation. Resolution BD: SC22 document paragraph numbering requirements ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 approves the rationale for adding paragraph numbers to SC22 standards, expressed in document N1967, and requests that the SC22 chairman transmit this rationale to ITTF. Resolution BE: Cooperation with CEN/TC304 ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 instructs WG14, WG15 and WG20 to study the material provided by CEN/TC304 in document N1961, and to report to SC22 on the relationship of the proposed CEN work with the work in the respective WGs, and the need for cooperation with CEN/TC304 on those work items. Resolution BF: International Cooperation on Internationalization ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22, believing that work on internationalization is best carried out in a genuinely international forum, urges National Bodies to ensure that wherever possible, resources are focused on the work of SC22/WG20. Where work is specific to a region it is essential that there be full cooperation, and SC22 therefore encourages CEN/TC304 and SC22/WG20 to cooperate in a plan for common work. Resolution BG: SC22 Electronic Distribution ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 - approves email and ftp to be the principle mechanisms for document distribution in SC22; - instructs the SC22 secretariat to implement electronic document distribution for SC22 as soon as possible, but no later 1996-01-01; and - offers AN6 as guidance to its secretariat in carrying out this task. Resolution BH: Appreciation of Mr. Keld Simonsen and the Danish Standards Association ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 expresses its appreciation to Mr. Keld Simonsen and the Danish Standards Association for their generous support in the establishment of World Wide Web support and email reflector services in support of SC22 activities. Resolution BI: SC22 WWW Home Page ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 instructs its secretariat to the take necessary actions to identify and to appoint one person to act as SC22 WWW page maintainer, accountable to SC22 through its secretariat for the establishment, content and maintenance of an official SC22 home page. Resolution BJ: WWW Home Page for SC22 WGs ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 instructs its WG convenors and, in the case of projects without active WGs, project editors - to report to SC22 on the existence or otherwise of an official WG (or project) WWW page, including the URL where one exists; - to identify and to appoint one person to act as WG page maintainer accountable to SC22 through the WG convenor or project editor for establishment, content and maintenance of the official WG or project home page, where it exists; and - in cases where no WG home page yet exists, to raise the issue of establishing one with their WG, and if successful to proceed as above. Resolution BK: Proposal for entry WWW page structure ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 requests Mr. Kent Pitman and Mr. Keld Simonsen to draft a recommended structure for the entry SC22 WWW page and the entry WG/project WWW pages as reached from the SC22 WWW page; - to circulate an initial proposal to the SC22 electronic mail list by 1 October 1995, for comments by 1 November 1995 - to circulate an agreed upon version to the SC22 electronic mail list by 1 January 1996, having obtained the ruling of the SC22 chairman on any issues on which agreement had not be reached. Resolution BL: Proposal for Guidelines for WWW page maintainers ISO/IEC JTC1 requests Ms. Kate Schell to draft guidelines for SC22 and WG/project page maintainers; - to circulate an initial proposal to the SC22 electronic mail list by 1 October 1995, for comments by 1 November 1995 - to circulate an agreed upon version to the SC22 electronic mail list by 1 January 1996, having obtained the ruling of the SC22 chairman on any issues on which agreement had not be reached. Resolution BM: Endorsement of N1965 as the SC22 position on the JTC1 Strategy for Implementing Information Technology ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 endorses SC22 N1965 - SC22 Recommendations on JTC1's Electronic Document Formatting Guidelines as the SC22 position on the JTC1 Strategy for Implementing Information Technology and instructs its delegates to represent the position specified therein. Resolution BN: Secretariat SC22 welcomes Mr. William Rinehulst as the incoming SC22 secretariat and looks forward to a happy and fruitful partnership. Resolution BO: Appreciation to Mr. J. Côté SC22 expresses its thanks to Mr. Joe Côté for his long and loyal service to the committee as its secretariat. Resolution: BP: PL/B ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 thanks Mr. Gary Raymond for his informative presentation on PL/B and invites the US to submit the ANSI PL/B standard to SC22 for consultative ballot on a potential submission to JTC1 for fast track approval. Resolution BQ: Late Modula-2 projects ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 - has noted that the status of projects 22.18.05 Support for commercial programming in Modula-2, and 22.18.06 Further support for concurrent programming in Modula-2 is unclear; - has authorized the extension by one year for proceeding from the WD to CD stage for these projects (resolution AV); and - instructs the WG13 convenor to report to the next SC22 Plenary on the progress made for these projects. Resolution ZA: Appreciation: Mr. Christian Queinnec ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 expresses its thanks to Mr. Christian Queinnec for his work as WG16 (LISP) convener. Resolution ZB: Appreciation: general ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 expresses its appreciation to all those who have assisted in the work of this meeting, and in particular - to the companies and institutions that sponsored the meeting, namely Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM Corporation, IEEE Computer Society, the Information Technology Industry council and Unisys Corporation; - to Mr. Jean-Paul Emard for his welcoming remarks at the opening of the meeting, and especially to Ms. Jennifer Garner for outstanding meeting support; - to Mr. ■orvar■ur Kári ■lafsson for his informative presentation on CEN/TC304; - to Mr. Kevin Harris for his informative presentation on Language Independent Arithmetic; - to the ad hoc meeting conveners, namely Mr. John Hill (Electronic Document Formatting Guidelines), and Mr. Brian Meek (World Wide Web issues); - to the drafting committee members, namely Ms. Kate Schell, drafting committee chair, Mr. Toshiaki Kurokawa, Mr. Keld Simonsen, and Mr. Willem Wakker; and finally - Mr. Bob Follett for his patient, good-humoured but nevertheless efficient chairing of the meeting, and for his continued willingness to serve as chairman.