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CORBA24 — TypeCode issue

  • Key: CORBA24-45
  • Legacy Issue Number: 3048
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: ZeroC ( Marc Laukien)
  • Summary:

    At present, the following IDL code is illegal:

    interface I

    { CORBA::TypeCode get_type(); }


    To make it legal, "orb.idl" must be included. From the spec:

    "The file orb.idl contains the IDL definitions for the CORBA module. The
    file orb.idl must be included in IDL files that use names defined in the
    CORBA module."

    I don't think that this is a good idea, because of the following

    • TypeCode is PIDL, not IDL. So orb.idl can only be used as a "switch"
      to enable TypeCode, but it cannot contain a "real" IDL definition for
    • Having to include orb.idl for every little program that requires
      TypeCode means a huge overhead, as orb.idl includes everything from
      the CORBA module (including the IFR!).

    I don't see any reason why TypeCode should only be available if orb.idl
    is included. To me, TypeCode is "built-in", even if it doesn't have a
    keyword. So it appears rather strange to me that I have to artificially
    disable TypeCode in our IDL parser if orb.idl is not included, just to
    be compliant with the spec.

    I would therefore propose to allow CORBA::TypeCode in IDL even if
    orb.idl is not included.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.3.1 — Tue, 23 Nov 1999 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.4
  • Disposition Summary:

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