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Section 6:
[6.13] Where can I get a copy of the ANSI/ISO C++ standard?

Be prepared to spend some money — the document is not free. There are lots of ways to get it; here are a few of them in random order:

  • Go to the ANSI Web-store, then search for "14882" (or, for the C-standard, search for "9899").
  • Go to Tech-Street, then search for 14882 (or, for the C-standard, search for "9899").
  • Go to any bookstore and search for "0470846747" or "The C++ Standard, Incorporating Technical Corrigendum No. 1." For example, here, here, or here.
  • Call NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards; this is the new name of the organization that used to be called "X3"; it's pronounced like "insights"). The contact person is Monica Vega, 202-626-5739 or 202-626-5738. Ask for document FDC 14882.

Here are a couple of related documents. They are free, but are not the standard itself.

  • The committee-draft #2 is free, but it's non-authorative, out-of-date, and partially incorrect: here and here.
  • The ISO committee's press release is here. This press release is readable by non-programmers.