Re: [SystemSafety] OpenSSL Bug

From: Patrick Graydon < >
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:35:22 +0200


Leaving the religions of libre and gratis aside, does anyone know of any evidence that shows that adhering to MISRA-C specifically would improve the quality of FOSS*? Les Hattonís work has been critical of many of the rules in the standard [hatton2004saferlanguagesubsets,hatton2007language]. But the most direct work I know of on the value of MISRA-C in non-safety-critical software is a study that attempted to correlate the locations of defects in video playback software with MISRA-C rule violations found an overall *slightly negative* correlation (i.e. the rules were worse than useless) [boogerd2008assessing]. Is there any specific evidence that would outweigh this**?

ó Patrick

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	Author = {Hatton, Les},
	Journal = {Information and Software Technology},
	Pages = {475--482},
	Title = {Language subsetting in an industrial context: {A} comparison of {MISRA C 1998} and {MISRA C 2004}},
	Volume = {49},
	Year = {2007}}


_at_xxxxxx Author = {Hatton, Les}, Journal = {Information and Software Technology}, Number = {7}, Pages = {465--472}, Title = {Safer language subsets: an overview and a case history, {MISRA C}}, Volume = {46}, Year = {2004}}
_at_xxxxxx Author = {Boogerd, Cathal and Moonen, Leon}, Booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)}, Month = {October}, Pages = {277--286}, Title = {Assessing the value of coding standards: An empirical study}, Year = {2008}}
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