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  1. OMG Issue

CORBA24 — IDL and C++ relationship

  • Key: CORBA24-34
  • Legacy Issue Number: 2976
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Triodia Technologies Pty Ltd ( Michi Henning)
  • Summary:

    page 3-2 of the spec says (Section 3.1, para 3 and para 5):

    OMG IDL obeys the same lexical rules as C++.

    [ ... ]

    The OMG IDL grammar is a subset of the proposed ANSI C++ standard...

    Both paragraphs are simply wrong. IDL doesn't obey the same lexical rules
    and it isn't a subset of C++. In addition, we now have the final ISO/IEC
    C++ standard, so talking about the proposed or draft standard is out of date.

    I would suggest to systematically replace references to ANSI C++, the
    "proposed" standard, or the "draft" standard with the proper ISO/IEC
    reference.

    The verbage about IDL being a subset of C++ and obeying the same lexical
    rules should be removed. It simply isn't true.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.3.1 — Wed, 3 Nov 1999 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.4
  • Disposition Summary:

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