Time, Clock, and Calendar Programming In C edit / delete

Nice explanation of the various historical stages of development of the C time APIs.

to ag0803 api c calendar date posix time timing unix ... on 03 October 2014

Index of /~plonka/headers edit / delete

Tool for automatically emitting #includes for POSIX functions that have been used (which was on my ideas list).

to c ideas include posix software ... on 23 August 2014

A dangling pointer is indeterminate | TrustInSoft edit / delete

Well, that's an interesting bit of the C standard: "free(m); if (m == NULL) ..." is undefined behaviour...

to c language-design memory semantics undefined ... on 15 July 2014

Honza Hubička's Blog: Linktime optimization in GCC, part 1 - brief history edit / delete

Excellent overview of the different whole-program optimisation strategies that GCC has explored. Some other good stuff about compiler optimisation on this blog too.

to c c++ compiler gcc lto optimisation ... on 28 April 2014

The Power of Ten -- Rules for Writing Safety Critical Code edit / delete

This largely matches what I'd recommend anyway, but perhaps I should encourage students to make more use of assertions. This could be summarised as "make it possible to do static analysis on your code".

to ag0700 c coding-style safety static-analysis ... on 26 March 2014

The Old Man and the C edit / delete

Sun's TeamWare team adopts C++ in the early 90s, and reflects on what they did and didn't like. (I find it kind of amazing that they didn't see any value in local variable declarations.)

to c c++ language-design ... on 05 March 2014

LITCAVE edit / delete

Replacing a Unix userspace more-or-less from scratch, including a compiler, libc, and so on.

to c compiler minimal software unix ... on 22 February 2014

The Descent to C edit / delete

An excellent overview of what makes C (and the C subset of C++) an unusual programming language. Students: well worth a read.

to ag0700 ag0803 architecture c language-design programming teaching ... on 10 February 2014

Csmith edit / delete

"Csmith is a tool that can generate random C programs that statically and dynamically conform to the C99 standard. It is useful for stress-testing compilers, static analyzers, and other tools that process C code."

to c c99 compiler fuzzing software testing ... on 12 November 2013

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