||David M. Keaton
I am a computer and telecommunications consultant in several areas
including computer architecture, compilers, and wireless
communication. I also provide training in C, C++, and Unix, as
well as system integration. I have been active on the ANSI and
ISO C committees for over 10 years. I created the ISO C
committee's ftp archive.
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I have the following web resources available for you.
Postscript and text documents.
The ISO C committee's ftp archive.
These are documents that proposed extensions and changes to the C
language. Several of them were adopted for the most recent
version of the language, C99.
There is an official
European mirror of the ISO C committee's ftp archive. If you
are in Europe, you might get better performance from the mirror.
Note that the ISO C
committee's web site is now more up to date than the ftp
site. The ftp site is retained for historical access to some
Designated Initializers, a paper by David
Prosser and myself describing an extension to C language
initializers. This was adopted in C99.
Compound Literals, another paper by David
Prosser and myself. This describes an extension to the C
language that provides a way to create unnamed aggregate temporaries
with a known value. It was adopted in C99.
Nonzero Default Initial Values, a
proposal of mine to provide the static portion of the functionality of
C++ constructors in C. It was rejected for inclusion in C99.
Information subject to change.
David M. Keaton