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CORBA24 — DynUnion incomplete

  • Key: CORBA24-180
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4005
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Triodia Technologies Pty Ltd ( Michi Henning)
  • Summary:

    given the a DynUnion value, I want to find out whether the discriminator
    currently indicates the default case. For example:

    union u switch (long)

    { case 0: long l; case 1: char c; case 2: double d; default: float f; }


    For this union, I want to know whether the default member is active, that is,
    whether the discriminator has a value other than 0, 1, or 2.

    Finding out whether the discriminator indicates the default case is currently
    rather difficult. I have to:

    1) get the union type code
    2) collect the values of all the explicit case labels from
    the type code
    3) check if the discriminator currently has a value that is not
    one of the explicit case labels values

    It would be much nicer to add the following to DynUnion:

    interface DynUnion : DynAny

    { boolean is_set_to_default_case(); // ... }


    The is_set_to_default_case operation returns true if a union has
    an explicit default label and the discriminator value does not
    match any of the union's other case labels.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.4 — Mon, 30 Oct 2000 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.4.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Add the is_set_to_default_member function with the functionality as described for is_set_to_default_

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:38 GMT