Apparently everyone is ok with the fact that the supposedly-open C++ standard is behind a $175 paywall?
@woozle from history of programming languages perspective, it does make sense. There's no single entity that owns the standard.
@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 Read it again. There are costs associated with maintaining standards. Same with IEEE standards that I had to purchase years ago.
@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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