Apparently everyone is ok with the fact that the supposedly-open C++ standard is behind a $175 paywall?
@woozle it's been a long time since we've been ok with anything
@scanlime Got that heckin' right. :-/
@woozle open != free, unfortunately
They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means...
@woozle from history of programming languages perspective, it does make sense. There's no single entity that owns the standard.
@arjen Then howcome a single entity can charge money for a copy of it?
"Yes. Yes it is." -- Phineas
@woozle i wonder if you can get this Open standard for Free.. via Sci-Hub.
@woozle either: no, or, i don't know how to find it
@meena For some reason I didn't see your earlier post! I wouldn't expect to find it on SciHub because it's kind of out of their purview, but I did find at least some info about it on Library Genesis -- https://libgen.is/ -- and there may be downloads to be had, though I wasn't able to find them before moving on to greener pastures.
@woozle greener pastures?
a language with an open standard processes??
@jujube At a glance, I'm... not actually seeing any good reasons there.
@woozle Read it again. There are costs associated with maintaining standards. Same with IEEE standards that I had to purchase years ago.
@woozle Have you ever looked at the prices of ISO standards?
@jautero Only the one for C++, but I imagine some of them probably cost much more -- e.g. process standards for large industries -- because of deep pockets.
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