C standard - levels?

Paul Schauble Schauble at MIT-MULTICS.ARPA
Sun Dec 23 17:38:24 AEST 1984

Has the standard committee considered making a multi-level standard,
like COBOL?

I can see much virtue in a two-level standard,

  1. Regular C, as described in K&R

  2. Full C, including long identifiers (internal and external), structure
     assign and function return, enumeration types, etc.

This solves the political problem of allowing older C compilers to be
"standard" but still describes a higher level language.



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