Which ISO C?

Mark Kettenis kettenis@chello.nl
Mon Jun 3 11:41:00 GMT 2002

Andrew Cagney <ac131313@cygnus.com> writes:

> Hello,
> Does anyone, off hand, know the exact title of the ISO C that GDB 
> assumes?  It's the ISO C that is based on ANSI C from ~'89.
> Andrew

Hmm, the official name seems to be "ISO/IEC 9899:1990", which is
usually abbreviated to "ISO C90" since the publication of "ISO/IEC
9899:1999" which is usually referred to as "ISO C99".  There is also
"ISO/IEC 9899 AM1" which is usually reffered to as "Amendment 1 to
ISO C90".

I believe that the "ISO C89" that one encounters every now and then is
a result of replacing ANSI with ISO without realising that ISO didn't
adopt (or at least publish) the C standard until 1990.


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