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Newer page: version 22 Last edited on Monday, June 1, 2009 7:19:54 pm by LawrenceDoliveiro
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 Various snippets of information about [C] in the wiki: 
 * CastingPointerToFunction 
+The first official standard for the language was “ANSI X3.159-1989” or [ANSI C|], also known as “C89” because it was completed in 1989.  
+This standard was picked up by [ISO] the following year as ISO/IEC 9899:1990, also known as “C90”.  
+In 1999, a revised standard, ISO/IEC 9899:1999, a.k.a. [C99|], was ratified. A decade later, I don’t think any widely-available compiler yet fully supports all its features, though [GCC] comes close.  
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