Charge to SLD C Task Force

To:		Marty Breidenbach and Charlie Baltay
From:		Richard Dubois and Tony Johnson
Subject:	A Task Force to Define Use of C in SLD Code
Date:		4 December 1995
There has been a clamouring in SLD to allow the use of C in the production code system. Our problem is to balance the problems of support and maintainability against the desirability of introducing a more mainstream language.

We propose that a Task Force of interested individuals, ie largely those who would like to use C, be impaneled to investigate the problem. Their charge would be as follows:

The task force should make a recommendation as to whether the potential benefits outweigh the cost of supporting C. If the task force does recommend the adoption of C, then we would expect the task force to