From: Michael McNamara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 11 2003 - 23:58:15 PDT
Events have transpired to the point that we have new options before us
in terms of the unfortunate error in the publishing of 1364-2001,
thanks in a large part to the actions of Dennis Brophy. [Thanks
The IEEE is open to reprinting a corrected 1364-2001, and sending it
free of change to all parties that received the defective copies.
To educate the readers, after 1364-2001 Draft 6 was approved by the
balloting group, the IEEE edited the document, and provided a PDF of
this to the 1364 WG. (Let us call this 1364-2001A) We reviewed this
PDF, pointed out numerous errors (code examples had the first two
characters cut off; the ' and the ` characters were printed in a font
that had no character for these, and hence were invisible; the index
was deleted; the table of contents was reduced to just one level, et
The IEEE editors fixed the problems we pointed out; made a new PDF (we
shall call this 1364-2001B), which was sent to the 1364 WG; we
approved these changes; everyone was happy, another job well done by
Then 3 months later, when printed versions were finally available from
the IEEE, we discovered our abject horror, that the printed manual,
and the PDFs available from the download site were of THE ORIGINAL
ERRONEOUS version (1364-2001A)!
Before us are three options:
1) Print 1364-2001 Draft 6 (that which was approved by the Ballot
committee) and send that to everyone.
-> Everyone gets precisely what was balloted.
2) Print that which we call 1364-2001B, which is the PDF that
includes IEEE edits, as well as our corrections we submitted.
-> we get the benefit of IEEE changes, without (all of the)
3) Create a 1364-2001C that is based on 1364-2001B but with the non
intended deviances from the Draft 6 restored (such as the Index).
-> we get the benefit of IEEE changes, with none of negatives. ->
This takes non zero time for us to create [ Not as bad as one might
think as the errata task force has indentified all of these ].
Of course as we all know we can not change anything substantative from
the balloted version without another ballot. Also some of the changes
that IEEE did were needed to make the document in conformance with the
then current publishing standard (Sections were renamed to Clauses).
What I need from everyone by
>>>> MONDAY April 14th at 5pm Pacific <<<<
is your vote:
Tell me whether you believe we should ask IEEE to do
[ ] 1 Print Draft 6
[ ] 2 Print 1364-2001B
[ ] 3 Print 1364-2001C (after we create it)
-- Michael McNamara 1364-2001 Working Group Chair speaking for my cat
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