I really hope you're right, but in previous versions of the standard there was no interest by
the standards committee in how GCC does things. Basically their attitude was "if GCC wants
their compiler considered, they'll send someone to the standards committee to represent it.
If not, too bad." (I'm greatly paraphrasing comments by committee members posted on
comp.std.c). This might be understandable if GCC was a proprietary compiler that you had to
pay for... but it isn't of course. At the time GCC's support was confusing and no company had
the time and money to support a member at committee meetings.
Hopefully things will be better this time.