The C standards committee is apparently preparing to revise the C standard. The proposed C1x charter sets the goal of the committee draft’s completion in 2009, with publication of the new standard in 2012. The proposed charter adds security as a significant new goal for the standard:
Trust the programmer, as a goal, is outdated in respect to the security and safety programming communities.
The proposed charter also sets the requirement that all new features must have a history in non-experimental compilers and be in common use.