The MetaC programming language is a 100% backward compatible extension to the C language that adds reflections and the ability to analyze and modify C source code at compile time. It has been specially designed to search for arbitrary code structures and instantiate new source code. Typical applications for MetaC based meta-programs are development tasks concerning embedded and real-time software. Examples are API abstraction and retargeting to a new API (ever been locked to a vendor-specific API?), application specific debugging and profiling on an embedded target, and WCET measurements.