Bill G., the author of the fantastic SDfat library that Arduino uses to talk to SD cards passed along this document detailing a list of rules that military embedded programmers follow when designing embedded C++. This is handy brush up for all of us who write embedded code (PDF).
The intent of this document is to provide direction and guidance to C++ programmers that will enable them to employ good programming style and proven programming practices leading to safe, reliable, testable, and maintainable code. Consequently, the rules contained in this document are required for Air Vehicle C++ development1 and recommended for non-Air Vehicle C++ development.
As indicated above, portions of Air Vehicle (AV) code will be developed in C++. C++ was designed to support data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and generic programming while retaining compatibility with traditional C programming techniques.
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