Date of presentation of proposal: 

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 N 3277 
A proposal for a new work item shall be submitted to the secretariat of the ISO/IEC joint technical committee concerned with a copy to the ISO Central Secretariat.

Presentation of the proposal - to be completed by the proposer Guidelines for proposing and justifying a new work item are given in ISO Guide 26.

Title (subject to be covered and type of standard, e.g. terminology, method of test, performance requirements, etc.)

Technical Report of Type 2 on C++ Library Extensions (based on ISO/IEC 14882) 

Scope (and field of application) Library extensions of broad interest to users of C++ (possible examples include hashtables, regular expressions, and extensions for C99 compatibility), and potential future directions for the standard C++ library.

Purpose and justification - attach a separate page as annex, if necessary  C++ is widely used, and there is interest in a richer set of library componenents than the standard C++ library provides.  The purpose of this TR is to promote innovation in C++ library design, and to establish existing practice that can be considered for future standardization.
Programme of work

If the proposed new work item is approved , which of the following document(s) is (are) expected to be developed? 
____ a single International Standard more than one International Standard (expected number: ........ ) 
____ a multi-part International Standard consisting of .......... parts 
____ an amendment or amendments to the following International Standard(s) .................................... 
__xx__ a technical report , type ... 2 ....... 

Relevant documents to be considered  ISO/IEC 14882 Programming Languages - C++

Cooperation and liaison  none
Preparatory work offered with target date(s)  2003
Will the service of a maintenance agency or registration authority be required? .......  no ............... 
- If yes, have you identified a potential candidate? ................
- If yes, indicate name .............................................................

Are there any known requirements for coding? .....  no  ................
-If yes, please specify on a separate page

Are there any known requirements for cultural and linguistic adaptability? ....  no  .......
- If yes, please specify on a separate page

Does the proposed standard concern known patented items? ......  no .............
- If yes, please provide full information in an annex

Comments and recommendations of the JTC 1 Secretariat - attach a separate page as an annex, if necessary

Comments with respect to the proposal in general, and recommendations thereon:
It is proposed to assign this new item to JTC 1/SC 22

Voting on the proposal - Each P-member of the ISO/IEC joint technical committee has an obligation to vote within the time limits laid down (normally three months after the date of circulation).

Date of circulation

Closing date for voting: 
For Review at Hawaii Plenary

Signature of JTC 1/SC 22 Secretary:
Matt Deane







A Business Requirement



A.1 Market Requirement

Essential ___
Desirable __xx_
Supportive ___


A.2 Regulatory Context

Essential ___
Desirable ___
Supportive ___
Not Relevant _xx _


B. Related Work



B.1 Completion/Maintence of current standards

Yes ___
No_ xx __


B.2 Commitment to other organization

Yes ___
No_ xx __


B.3 Other Source of standards

Yes ___
No__ xx _


C. Technical Status



C.1 Mature Technology

Yes ___
No__ xx _


C.2 Prospective Technology

Yes _ xx __


C.3 Models/Tools

Yes ___
No_ xx __


D. Conformity Assessment and Interoperability



D.1 Conformity Assessment

Yes ___
No_ xx __


D.2 Interoperability

Yes ___
No_ xx __


E. Other Justification



Notes to Proforma

A. Business Relevance. That which identifies market place relevance in terms of what problem is being solved and or need being addressed.

A.1. Market Requirement. When submitting a NP, the proposer shall identify the nature of the Market Requirement, assessing the extent to which it is essential, desirable or merely supportive of some other project.

A.2 Technical Regulation. If a Regulatory requirement is deemed to exist - e.g. for an area of public concern e.g. Information Security, Data protection, potentially leading to regulatory/public interest action based on the use of this voluntary international standard - the proposer shall identify this here.

B. Related Work. Aspects of the relationship of this NP to other areas of standardization work shall be identified in this section.

B.1 Competition/Maintenance. If this NP is concerned with completing or maintaining existing standards, those concerned shall be identified here.

B.2 External Commitment. Groups, bodies, or fora external to JTC1 to which a commitment has been made by JTC for cooperation and or collaboration on this NP shall be identified here.

B.3 External Std/Specification. If other activities creating standards or specifications in this topic area are known to exist or be planned, and which might be available to JTC1 as PAS, they shall be identified here.

C. Technical Status. The proposer shall indicate here an assessment of the extent to which the proposed standard is supported by current technology.

C.1 Mature Technology. Indicate here the extent to which the technology is reasonably stable and ripe for standardization.

C.2 Prospective Technology. If the NP is anticipatory in nature based on expected or forecasted need, this shall be indicated here.

C.3 Models/Tools. If the NP relates to the creation of supportive reference models or tools, this shall be indicated here.

D. Any other aspects of background information justifying this NP shall be indicated here.

D. Conformity Assessment and Interoperability

D.1 Indicate here if Conformity Assessment is relevant to your project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan.

D.2 Indicate here if Interoperability is relevant to your project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan.