WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-04
Topic: dd

This is an approved interpretation of 9945-2:1993.


Last update: 1997-05-20


See ISO/IEC  9945-2-92 #03

	Topic:			dd
	Relevant Sections:	4.16.4

Defect Report:
          In Section 4.16.4 - Operands {of dd},  the  standard  states 
          that the conv=swab conversion should ``swap  every  pair  of 
          bytes, the last byte in the input record shall be ignored.'' 
          [Draft 12 of ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993 (July 1992), p. 260, lines 
          Does the standard mean that the last byte  is  ignored  with 
          respect to  the  conversion,  or  ignored  completely  (thus 
          making the output file shorter than the original)? 

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993 
The resolution for this request is within the same scope as ISO/IEC 
9945-2-03, and that resolution shall apply.

Rationale for Interpretation: