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PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process
Posted Sep 24, 2011 20:25 UTC (Sat) by butlerm (subscriber, #13312)
Posted Sep 24, 2011 21:41 UTC (Sat) by njs (guest, #40338)
For example, it's ISO standards that say what makes paper "A4", makes film "400 speed", says what the standard freight container sizes are, describe ISBN and ISSN barcodes, etc., etc.
I'm sure there's plenty of nonsense in plenty of ISO standards, but we do need *some* standard definitions of these things so that different people and businesses can talk to each other about complicated technical matters without having to check every detail all the time.
ISO does seem particularly ill-suited to handling software-related standards, though.
Posted Sep 30, 2011 19:06 UTC (Fri) by Baylink (subscriber, #755)
Posted Oct 2, 2011 19:52 UTC (Sun) by JanC_ (guest, #34940)
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