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    Question question about the standard of programming language C

    Just now, I downloaded the standard of programming language C, and its title is 'ISO/IEC 9899:TC2'. I feel confused about this. I know 'ISO/IEO 9899' is for 'programming language C', but I don't know what does 'TC2' mean, and what is the relationship between 'ISO/IEC 9899:1999' and 'ISO/IEC 9899:TC2'?

    who can help me? Thanks a lot!

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    Technical Corrigendum 2
    TC = TECHNICAL CORRIGENDUM
    Essentially, the TC documents are bug fixes to the respective standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcduan View Post
    Just now, I downloaded the standard of programming language C, and its title is 'ISO/IEC 9899:TC2'. I feel confused about this. I know 'ISO/IEO 9899' is for 'programming language C', but I don't know what does 'TC2' mean, and what is the relationship between 'ISO/IEC 9899:1999' and 'ISO/IEC 9899:TC2'?

    who can help me? Thanks a lot!
    TC stands for "Technical Corrigendum" which is basically a revision. So TC2 is basically the second revision to the C99 Standard.

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    Salem, AndrewHunter, thanks for your help.

    Per the name 'ISO/IEC 9899:TC2', how do I know that the revision(TC2) is for 'ISO/IEC 9899:1990' or ''ISO/IEC 9899:1999' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcduan
    Per the name 'ISO/IEC 9899:TC2', how do I know that the revision(TC2) is for 'ISO/IEC 9899:1990' or ''ISO/IEC 9899:1999' ?
    Check the date of the document.
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    thanks a lot, this answers my question!

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