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MISRA C++

Postby david ward » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:50 pm

In the beginning \"C\" was considered unsuitable for safety critical and safety related systems, however, it was so used ...

In 1998, as a response to this situation, MISRA produced MISRA C, a set of guidelines to aid the development of safety related systems in \"C\" in the automotive world. Since then, MISRA C has been adopted by the wider embedded systems community and has become the dominant, international coding guidelines for the use of \"C\" in critical systems. The MISRA C guidelines are widely accepted as fulfilling the requirements for a language subset as required by both the 1994 MISRA \"Development guidelines for vehicle based software\" and IEC 61508.

Things move on, and now C++ is in the position once held by \"C\"; many people believe that it should not be used for critical systems, but its use within the field is growing and that growth is without a common set of guidelines.

MISRA has recently started work on the production of a set of guidelines for the use of C++ in critical systems, the output of which will be a set of guidelines similar to those that were produced for \"C\".

The work, like other MISRA work, will be done on a voluntary basis. As such, MISRA is currently looking for 3 to 5 additional people to participate in the development of MISRA C++. We are looking for dedicated people who can contribute to a two day, focused working meeting once a month and who are also willing to put in effort \"off-line\".

If you are interested in taking part, please send your details to the chairman of the working group, Chris Tapp (chairman (at) misra-cpp.org). A brief note on your background would be appreciated, especially as we expect to receive too many volunteers and will have to make some tough choices!
Dr David Ward
MISRA Project Manager

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