@charles: Nope. I already heard that too often to be able to believe that. Is there any reference? ISO, ECMA? Or is there just the claim?
I also witnessed the claim, that the PPL will be super fast, which it isn't in the most cases. Where's the performance improvement for the combinable class? When are you going to invest in a better implementation of the PPL? Or is C++AMP the new PPL? Will you introduce an EASY migration path?
Until there are less than 3 implementers of this "Open Spec", this is again a huge step in the wrong direction.