ANSI Smalltalk

Todd Blanchard tblanchard at
Wed Nov 14 00:42:54 UTC 2007

Does it matter?  I don't think we bothered to implement the last ANSI  
standard fully. :-)

On Nov 13, 2007, at 5:43 AM, stéphane ducasse wrote:

> who wants to sponsor me?
> I'm sorry but I do not have 1200 USD to be able to participate.
> Stef
> On 13 nov. 07, at 10:50, Bruce Badger wrote:
>> Fellow Smalltalkers,
>> (this is a one-off to every Smalltalk list I can think of.  Sorry for
>> the Spam-esqe nature of this)
>> Work is under way to get the Smalltalk ANSI standardization process
>> restarted.  This is intended to be an on-going process which delivers
>> a new version of the standard every 18 months to 2 years.
>> The participation of all Smalltalkers is invited.  The ANSI standard
>> should be driven by the people who use Smalltalk as well as people  
>> who
>> develop Smalltalk environments.  Work on the standard will all happen
>> through a mailing list:
>> The list archive is open and anyone may join the list.  The only up
>> front requirement being that you give your full name when signing up
>> so everyone knows who is who.
>> While anyone can get involved in discussion and informal votes, only
>> people who are registered with the ANSI project may formally vote.
>> Registration in this context means joining INCITS (the organization
>> which coordinates IT ANSI standards work), and that costs $1,200 USD.
>> Already we have the Smalltalk vendor companies getting involved.  We
>> also need people representing the user community.  If you work in a
>> company that uses Smalltalk please raise this ANSI work at your next
>> team meeting and see if you can have someone (or more than one) from
>> your project join the ANSI Smalltalk mailing list.  Perhaps your
>> company could fund the $1,200 to have someone be a voting member of
>> the committee too.
>> If you wish to discuss the ANSI project please either join the  
>> mailing
>> list or post a message to comp.lang.smalltalk.  The news group is the
>> cross-dialect discussion forum for Smalltalk and the ANSI standard is
>> most certainly cross-dialect.
>> Best regards,
>>     Bruce
>> -- 
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