New C99 routines to the C Run Time Library for OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity

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New C99 routines to the C Run Time Library for OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity

Post by m_detommaso » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:46 am

"VMS Software, Inc. is pleased to announce enhancements and updates to the C Run Time Library to provide support for C99 Standard functions which were not previously available.

This software is provided as an ECO kit for VSI OpenVMS for Integrity Servers V8.4-2L1 and VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L1 and V8.4-2L2.

This patch kit provides support for new C99 routines to the C Run Time Library, as well as support for new C99 math routines to the C and Math Run Time Libraries.

Various header files have been updated to meet the C99 standard requirements. New format support is supplied for fprint(), fscan(), sprintf(), strptime(), and strftime(). For a complete description of the changes, refer to the release notes."

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Re: New C99 routines to the C Run Time Library for OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity

Post by ajbrehm » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:47 am

Good news and a step into the right direction. I hope this applies to x86-64 too!

If we want to expand OpenVMS' reach we need support for current technologies, or at least widely-used not-outdated technologies. This includes support for current/not-outdated C, C++, POSIX (although we should hope for native VMS application development), Java (I assume Mono is not on the monitors yet) and Python.

C11 coming?

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