The inexorable expansion of software in the automotive sector has led to a rapid expansion in the number of programming languages used in system development. C++ is one such language, and, given its wide user base, it is expected to be a major player in future automotive projects.
Given the above, MISRA has produced a set of guidelines (called MISRA C++) to assist in using C++ for critical systems. These guidelines are along the lines of those given within MISRA C.
This paper explains the background behind MISRA C++, the development process used in its production and shows examples of some of the guidelines.
Distributed Embedded Systems Engineering, 2008-SP-2194, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems-V117-7EJ, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems-V117-7