Resolutions Prepared at the Thirteenth Plenary Meeting of
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Resolution 00-01: Termination of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Liaison to ECMA TC41
Noting the closure of ECMA TC41, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 terminates its liaison to that committee, and thanks Robert Mathis for his services in that role.
Resolution 00-02: Termination of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Liaison to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC29
Noting that there has not been any need for communication for some time between ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC29 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 resolves to terminate its ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 liaison, and thanks its liaison officer Miles Ellis for the work done.
Resolution 00-03: Termination of Java Study Group
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes with regret that due to circumstances beyond their control the fine efforts of members of JSG have not found an appropriate approach for Java-related standardization. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 thus resolves not to continue with the Java Study Group, and thanks the Convener, Robert Mathis for his work.
APPROVE - 6 (CANADA, DENMARK, IRELAND, JAPAN, UK, USA)
DISAPPROVE - 0
ABSTAIN -5 (FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY)
Resolution 00-04: APL Tack characters
Noting the request from WG3 in SC22 N3176, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests that ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC2 change the names of 5 APL characters in ISO/IEC 10646-1 as proposed in the said document (proposed action 1) and instructs the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 secretariat to forward this to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC2.
Resolution 00-05: Document numbering and integrity
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 approves the following as suggested remedies to address the issues raised by WG20 with respect to document numbering and integrity in SC22 N3135:
1. To 'freeze' the format of a document using PDF,
2. When referring to another document to include a date in the reference,
3. When dealing with synchronization problems, make use of liaisons or standard boilerplate on checking for the latest version at the original site.
Resolution 00-06: Agenda Item for ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 2001 Plenary: Potential withdrawal of standards
Noting the lack of input to the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 plenary, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 resolves that at the next ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 plenary the agenda is to include items recommending the withdrawal of the following standards:
ISO/IEC 10279:1991 - Full Basic
ISO/IEC 10206:1991 - Extended Pascal.
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Member Bodies are requested to consult as appropriate and provide specific input in advance of the meeting regarding the future of these standards.
Resolution 00-07: Sorting standard concurrent ballot
Recognizing that the ISO/IEC 14651 Amendment 1 needs to complete after due processing of ISO/IEC 10646-2 and recognizing that it should minimize the delay between the publishing of ISO/IEC 14651 AMD 1 and 10646-2, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 authorizes its secretariat to conduct a concurrent registration and PDAM consideration ballot for ISO/IEC 14651 Amendment 1, as soon as ISO/IEC 10646-2 has been approved.
APPROVE-8 (DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, UK, USA)
ABSENT-2 (CANADA, IRELAND)
Resolution 00-08: Future of WG20
Noting that ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N3164 has some suggestions regarding the future work of WG20, therefore ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 instructs WG20 to report its consolidated recommendations regarding its future, together with its business plan, taking into specific account the following standards/technical reports - ISO/IEC 14651, ISO/IEC TR 10176, ISO/IEC TR 11017, ISO/IEC TR 14652 and ISO/IEC 15897. This report and the business plan are to be provided to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 at least 90 days prior to the next ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 plenary meeting.
APPROVE-8 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, IRELAND, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS, UK, USA)
ABSTAIN-3 (FRANCE, GERMANY, NORWAY)
Resolution 00-09: Appointments/Re-appointments of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Working Group Conveners
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 approves the following appointments of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Working Group Conveners:
Leroy Dickey as Convener of WG3 - APL,
(pending confirmation from the Canadian Member Body);
Ann Bennett as Convener of WG4 - COBOL,
(pending confirmation from the United States Member Body);
James W Moore as Convener of WG9 - Ada,
(pending confirmation from the United States Member Body);
Roger Scowen as Convener of WG19 - Formal specification languages
(pending confirmation from the United Kingdom Member Body);
Resolution 00-10: Appointment of Project Editor
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 approves the following appointment as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Project Editor:
Martin O'Riordan as project editor of JTC 1.22.18015 - C++ performance.
Resolution 00-11: Inexpensive standards publication
The standards within the purview of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 represent a special opportunity for experimenting with inexpensive electronic distribution. The ability to search electronic documents or cut code fragments (for example API's) from them makes an electronic version more useful than a paper one. Furthermore language standards are of use to both users and implementors so that the demand is sensitive to pricing and lower prices should result in substantially larger sales.
Thus, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests JTC 1 seek ISO council approval for inclusion of all ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 standards in any trial on inexpensive electronic availability of standards.
Resolution 00-12: Publication of ISO/IEC 14651 electronically
Noting the request in SC22 N3135 in order to allow for easy implementation of products using this standard, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests publication of ISO/IEC 14651 - International string ordering in electronic format, with the Common Template Table as a plain text file.
Resolution 00-13: JTC 1 electronic document distribution
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 recommends that ISO/IEC JTC 1 seek ISO Council approval to make the current electronic document distribution trial for free availability of documents up to, but not including DIS/FDIS, a permanent policy of ISO/IEC JTC 1 and further recommends that this be integrated into the ISO/IEC JTC 1 directives.
Resolution 00-14: Freely available standards
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 approves the request from WG11 in SC22 N3128 that the following documents be made freely available, and directs the SC22 Secretariat to immediately forward this request to ISO/IEC JTC 1 along with the rationale shown below.
- ISO/IEC TR 10182:1994 - Binding Techniques for Programming Languages
- ISO/IEC 13886:1996 - Language Independent Procedure Calling
- ISO/IEC TR 14369:1999 - Guidelines for the Preparation of Language Independent Service Specifications
Rationale: These documents are intended for standards writers, and making them publicly available increases their visibility, thereby enhancing the possibility of interoperation between various specifications. (Note that a related specification, ISO/IEC 11404:1996, has already been made publicly available.)
Resolution 00-15: ISO/IEC JTC 1 strategic planning
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 endorses SC22 N3177 as its contribution to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 strategic planning process and requests the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 secretariat forward it to ISO/IEC JTC 1 for consideration.
APPROVE-10 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, IRELAND, JAPAN, NORWAY, UK, USA)
Resolution 00-16: Subdivision of Projects
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 approves the following and requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 authorize the following subdivisions of projects and assign them to SC22:
JTC 1.15287.02 Real time profiles for two new projects to be assigned to WG15,
JTC 1.15287.02.01– POSIX Realtime Application Support (AEP) – Amendment 1: Embedded Systems Profile, and
JTC 1.15287.02.02 - POSIX Realtime Application Support (AEP) – Amendment 2: Extended Profiles,
JTC 1.22.01.07 - COBOL for development of an ISO/IEC TR type 2 for
Information technology—Programming languages—Object finalization for Programming language COBOL,
to be assigned to WG4 with Project Editor Wataru Takagi.
JTC 1 22.30.02.02 for amendment 1 of ISO/IEC 14651 to align its character repertoire with the repertoire of ISO/IEC 10646, parts 1 and 2.
This is Project JTC 1 22.30.02.02.01 with the title "Information technology - International string ordering and comparison - Method
for comparing character strings and description of a common tailorable ordering template - Amendment 1" and is to be assigned to WG20 with Alain LaBonté as project editor.
Resolution 00-17: Retention of Project Not Reaching DIS Stage Within Four Years of Reaching CD Stage
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that Project JTC 1.22.41 – POSIX Part 2, Shell and Utility Addendum has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from CD to DIS Stage. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes, however, that significant progress has been made on the project and there is no reason to suppose that it will not be completed. Therefore, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to extend by another year the time permitted for proceeding from the CD to the DIS stage for Project JTC 1.22.41.
Resolution 00-18: Retention of Project Not Reaching CD Stage Within Three Years of NP - JTC 1.15436 – Interfacing Modula-2 to C:
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that project JTC 1.15436 – Interfacing Modula-2 to C - has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from NP to CD Stage. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes, however, that significant progress has been made on the project as noted in SC22 N3143, and there is no reason to suppose that it will not be completed.
Therefore, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to extend by another year the time permitted for proceeding to CD stage for Project JTC 1.15436.
Resolution 00-19: Retention of Project Not Reaching CD Stage Within Three Years of NP - JTC 1.22.34 Complex Floating Point Arithmetic and Complex Elementary Numeric Functions
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that project JTC 1.22.34 - Complex Floating Point Arithmetic and Complex Elementary Numeric Functions - has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from NP to CD Stage. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes, however, a first draft for project 22.34 is expected in late 2000, and there is no reason to suppose that it will not be completed.
Therefore, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to extend by another year the time permitted for proceeding to CD stage for Project JTC 1.22.34.
Resolution 00-20: Retention of Project Not Reaching CD Stage Within Three Years of NP - JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that project JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization - has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from NP to CD Stage. Further noting that insufficient progress has been made on project JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to withdraw the project.
APPROVE-4 (NETHERLANDS, JAPAN, UK, USA)
DISAPPROVE-5 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, NORWAY)
ABSTAIN-2 (FRANCE, IRELAND)
NOTE: THIS RESOLUTION FAILED. IT IS RETAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY AT THE REQUEST OF THE UK NATIONAL BODY.
Resolution 00-21: Retention of Project Not Reaching CD Stage Within Three Years of NP - JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that project JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization - has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from NP to CD Stage.
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to extend by another year the time permitted for proceeding to CD stage for Project JTC 1.22.15435 and instructs the Convener of WG20 to initiate a CD registration ballot prior to the next SC22 plenary.
APPROVE-5 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, NORWAY)
ABSTAIN-6 (FRANCE, IRELAND, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS, UK, USA)
Resolution 00-22: Standards for Periodic Review
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 recommends to ISO/IEC JTC 1 that:
a. the following standards and technical report be confirmed:
ISO/IEC 6522:1991 - PL/I General purpose;
ISO/IEC 10206:1991 - Extended Pascal;
ISO/IEC 10279:1991 - Full Basic;
ISO/IEC 10514-1:1996 - Part 1: Modula-2;
ISO/IEC 13817-1:1996 - VDM-SL base language;
ISO/IEC 13886:1996 - Language-Independent Procedure Calling;
ISO/IEC TR 14252:1996 - Guide to POSIX Open Systems Environment;
b. the following standards be revised:
ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 - POSIX Part 1: System application Programming interface
ISO/IEC 11404:1996 - Language-Independent Datatypes;
ISO/IEC 14977:1996 - Syntactic Metalanguage and extended BNF
c. the following technical report be withdrawn at the end of its 5 year review period:
ISO/IEC TR 11735:1996 - Extensions for real-time Ada.
Resolution 00-23: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Plenary for 2001
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 thanks the United States Member Body for its generous tentative offer to host the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 2001 Plenary in Hawaii in September 2001 and is pleased to accept the offer.
Resolution 00-24: Appointment of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 chairman
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 endorses John Hill as the chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 for a 3 year term and requests JTC 1 to confirm this appointment.
Resolution 00-25: Appreciation: William Rinehuls
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 expresses its gratitude and appreciation to William Rinehuls for his years of service as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 secretariat and congratulates him on a job very well done.
Resolution 00-26: Appreciation: John Wordsworth
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 expresses its gratitude and appreciation to John Wordsworth for his years of service as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG19 Convener and congratulates him on a job very well done.
Resolution 00-27: Appreciation: Marisa Peacock
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Marisa Peacock for her service as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 secretariat.
Resolution 00-28: Appreciations: General
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 expresses its appreciation to all those who have assisted in the work of this meeting, and in particular:
to the Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan (IPSJ/ITSCJ) and the Nara Convention Bureau for generously sponsoring the reception on Monday 2000-09-11, the city tour and the dinner for the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 delegates on Thursday 2000-09-14.
to the Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan, the meeting host, for the outstanding organization of the meeting and technical support, and especially to Kiyoshi Ishihata and Katsuhiko Kakehi;
to Shizuo Goto and Akio Kido for setting up and maintaining the invaluable LAN infrastructure connections in the meeting room;
to the Nara Convention Bureau and its numerous volunteers for providing valuable information and assistance;
to the Danish UNIX Users Group (DKUUG) and Keld Simonsen for continuing to so effectively host and administer the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 World Wide Web pages and email reflectors, and for providing a hyperlinked agenda;
to the Drafting Committee members Jon Diamond (chairman), Toshiaki Kurokawa, Keld Simonsen and Rex Jaeschke;
to John Reid, for chairing the Ad Hoc Group on Identifiers and API on internationalization;
to Jonathan Hodgson, for chairing the Ad Hoc Group on Availability of standards and document numbering;
to James W. Moore, for chairing the Ad Hoc Group on ISO/IEC JTC 1 Strategic planning;
to Lisa Rajchel for her management of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Programme of work as the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 secretariat;
and not least to John Hill for chairing this meeting.
WG20 Straw Polls
SV1: WG20 exists to serve SC22 and create guidelines based on TR 11017 (Framework for internationalization). Does SC22 believe that this role of WG20 should continue?
SV2: Would SC22 like that internationalization be completely directed to SC2 for character set and sorting issues and to SC35 for other user requirements, leaving individual programming language standards on their own for the rest?
SV3: Does SC22 believe that internationalization solutions belong to applications and not to programming languages themselves?