High Integrity C++

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High Integrity C++ (HIC++ or formerly HICPP) is a software coding standard for the C++ programming language developed by Programming Research Limited. The latest revision, version 4.0, was released in October 2013[1] and documents 155 rules that restrict the use of ISO C++ language to improve software maintenance and reliability in high reliability or safety critical applications.

The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association C++ coding standard references High Integrity C++.[2]


Notable Tools that check for compliance with High Integrity C++ are:

Revision history[edit]

  • 1.0 – 3 October 2003
  • 2.0 – 20 October 2003
  • 3.0 – 24 January 2008
  • 4.0 – 3 October 2013


  1. ^ "PRQA releases new high reliability C++ coding blueprint". http://www.electronicsweekly.com/. 3 October 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ MISRA C++:2008. The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association. 2008. p. 174. 

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