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Software tools to help programmers comply with MISRA C safety-critical introduced by LDRA

WIRRAL, England, 27 Feb. 2013. LDRA in Wirral, England, is introducing software tools to help programmers comply with the recently announced MISRA C:2012 guidelines for safety-critical software.

LDRA offers an automated approach to meeting the MISRA C rules, with products that include a stand-alone rule checker and tools that integrate MISRA C compliance into the software development lifecycle.

LDRA's updated products that incorporate the latest MISRA C rules help programmers follow coding quality standards to mitigate liability and risk in software applications on which human lives depend, company officials say.

MISRA C is a software development language subset originally created to promote use of the C programming language in safety-critical automotive applications. The first version was released in 1998 (MISRA C:1998) to target C90, and the 2004 version (MISRA-C:2004) provided extensions and improvements.

Today, MISRA is a safe-coding standard for software quality in automotive, aerospace, industrial, medical, defense, and rail applications that have a high cost of failure.

MISRA C helps software development teams create software applications that are of the highest quality, that have fewer defects and that are more maintainable, readable, consistent and verifiable.

For more information contact LDRA online at

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