Terms, Definitions, and Abbreviations

For the purpose of this qualification, the terms, definitions and abbreviated terms from the ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards apply. Additional terms specific to the current qualification are listed below.

Definition of Terms

Borrow Checker

Uses the control flow graph to verify the ownership and borrowing system of the programming language.

Linker driver

An external linker or system C compiler used to locate system-specific C libraries needed to link executables and shared libraries, before deferring control to the actual linker.


The Rust project, also referred to as “upstream”, is an umbrella project that encompasses contributions from individuals and dedicated teams, and is sponsored by interested companies through the Rust Foundation.

Abbreviated Terms


International Electrotechnical Commission


International Standard Organization