ISO (the International Organization for Standardization)
and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized
system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members
of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards
through technical committees established by the respective organization
to deal with particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical
committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international
organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO
and IEC, also take part in the work. In the field of information technology,
ISO and IEC have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC
International Standards are drafted in accordance
with the rules given in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.
The main task of the joint technical committee is
to prepare International Standards. Draft International Standards adopted
by the joint technical committee are circulated to national bodies for
voting. Publication as an International Standard requires approval by
at least 75 % of the national bodies casting a vote.
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some
of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights.
ISO and IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all
such patent rights.
International Standard ISO/IEC 8652 was prepared
by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology
Subcommittee SC22, Programming languages, their environments and system
This consolidated edition updates the third edition
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