05 Mar '13, 5pm

MISRA-C coding standard updates next week

The latest version of the MISRA-C coding standard for embedded C is due to be released next week. Called MISRA-C:2012, or MISRA C3, in incorporates C99 for the first time, as well as continuing to support C90, where further clarification has been added. “More than 1,000 combined days and 250 years of expertise - all donated by figures across industry and academia - have gone into MISRA C:2012,” said Steve Montgomery, chairman of the MISRA-C working group. “The aim of everything we publish is always to base it on practical, real-world experience and to create something that is clear, versatile and practical.” The last time the standard was updated was to MISRA-C:2004. Why didn't it incorporate C99, the 1999 release of C, then? "In 2004, there were virtually no compilers that supported C99. Even now, few support all of 99 and most support a half-way house between 90 and 99,"...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/05/03/2013/5569...

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