Fri, 13 Dec 2002 13:13:37 -0800
I thought they had picked Greenhills Ada & RT (royalty free) for the JSF?
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> From: Terry Westley [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 12:19 PM
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> Subject: JSF and C
> I just heard that some organization (perhaps Lockheed or JSF SPO)
> has chosen MISRA C over Ada for JSF flight software.
> According to http://www.misra.org.uk/> MISRA C is a standard
> for a "restricted subset of a high-level language for programming
> safety-related systems. The C programming language is being
> used for automotive applications, due largely to the inherent language
> flexibility, the extent of support and its potential for portability
> across a wide range of hardware. However the nature of the C language
> is such that there are many areas of concern which potentially
> the high level of integrity required from the final executable code."
> Why in the world would you choose an inherently unsafe language for
> any safety-critical application? I can't look at the standard because
> you have to buy a copy. I hope they recommend against the use of
> pointers and C arrays, otherwise you can't make C safe.
> Surely Spark Ada would have been a better choice.
> Terry Westley
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