Developer resources on-line

Here is a list of links on software standards (such as Fortran 77, the ISO C library, etc).

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Developer resources on-line
Usenet archive The reference: Google's Usenet Discussion Service (Advanced Group Search)
Of interest:
Internet archive The Internet archive
Directories dmoz Open Directory Project
FAQs Internet FAQ Consortium
RFCs Requests for comments
Mailing list archives "The Mail Archive"
GNU mailing lists archive
Bibliographic database CiteSeer
Computer Science Bibliography Collection
ACM ACM digital library
Format description Wotsit
file extensions
Paul Bourke's data formats
Unix Various unix related specification
Single UNIX Specification
Keyword Search the Single UNIX Specification
The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6 IEEE Std 1003.1-2001
System V Application Binary Interface
POSIX standards
X/Motif Motif 2.1 documentation
Open Motif (aka Motif 2.1) (includes source and documentation)
Motif FAQ
Kenton Lee site including:
Starting programming with the X-Window system, a simple tutorial from Sean Butler, University of Lancaster (copy)
Marc Vertes' "xlab" to automate X application

Open Inventor SGI Open Inventor (source included)
OpenMP OpenMP web site, validation suite
CORBA OMG home page


Programming languages
C The C Library Reference Guide (local copy)
C The C Standard Library and Selected Help on ANSI C
C Dinkum C Library Reference
C comp.lang.c Frequently Asked Questions (html version) (text version)
Some key writings on C
Misra C Misra home page
Misra conformance suite
C99 C99 (ISO/IEC 9899:1999)
1998 Draft standard
N897: Draft rationale
C99 Draft
Thomas Wolf's nice summary (and some general information)
C++ (ISO/IEC 14882:1998) Standard Template Library Programmer's Guide (SGI)
C++ (ISO/IEC 14882:1998) Dinkum C++ Library Reference
C99 (ISO/IEC 9899:1999) Dinkum C99 Library Reference
Fortran 77 The Fortran 77 standard (ANSI X3.9-1978) (html version) (text version)
Fortran 77 MIL-STD 1753
Fortran compiler validation FORTRAN78 test suite by the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (license) (cleaned up version)
D.B. Carpenter's PCRC Fortran 90 and HPF Syntax Test Suite (described as well here)
Fortran 95 Fortran 95 (ISO/IEC 1539-1:1997), Corrigendum 1, Corrigendum 2
Fortran 2003 Fortran 2003 (ISO/IEC 1539-1:2003), Corrigendum 1
Fortran POSIX bindings POSIX 1003.9
a partial implementation, once available at "" and ""
Homepages for standardizing groups
Fortran Standards Technical Committee



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