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  1. OMG Issue

CORBA23 — New "opaque" data type

  • Key: CORBA23-95
  • Legacy Issue Number: 2674
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Summary: I propose the addition of the new basic data type "opaque."

    Many applications require the sending or retrieving of opaque data,
    like graphical data or file contents. Currently, such data is packaged
    as sequence<octet>.
    In the past, the performance of passing sequence<octet> parameters
    was not satisfactory because of the generic mapping of sequences. In
    the recent C++ mapping, the dubious get_buffer() is introduced for
    the mapping of sequences.
    I feel that this matter is best resolved by adding a new data type
    which can then be mapped efficiently into target languages without
    the side effect of complicating the mapping of other sequences.
    After all, a "string," too, is nothing but a sequence of char.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.2 — Sun, 30 May 1999 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.3
  • Disposition Summary:

    No Data Available

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT