This is an unofficial snapshot of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22 WG21 Core Issues List revision 112e. See http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/ for the official list.
[Voted into WP at October, 2009 meeting.]
WG14 accepted DR 279 regarding the rule known colloquially as the L'x'=='x' rule. This change was made to C99 in TC2. The Austin Group subsequently opened DR 321 against TC2, observing that the change made in TC2 would invalidate existing conforming C code that relied on the L'x'=='x' rule.
DR 321 is now closed and will be included in the CD3 to C99. This change defines a new standard macro, which WG14 drafted as follows:
__STDC_MB_MIGHT_NEQ_WC__: The integer constant 1, intended to indicate that there might be some character x in the basic character set, such that 'x' need not be equal to L'x'.
WG14 requests that WG21 adopt this revision and this macro in C++0x.
Proposed resolution (July, 2009):
Add the following to 15.11 [cpp.predefined] paragraph 2: