A study of portability in technical and scientific computing
to make it possible to define range and precision for numeric quantities;
to define a collating sequence for string handling based on the international standard character code;
to introduce overflow control or, more generally, means for ensuring computational security.
Data portability can be achieved by using the standard character code in conjunction with standard labels. In command languages, no standard exists, but international committee work is in progress and the prospects for technical success are good.
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