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  1. OMG Issue

CORBA25 — Introduction of identifiers

  • Key: CORBA25-13
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4171
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Zuehlke Engineering ( Frank Pilhofer)
  • Summary:

    I cannot seem to come to grips with the introduction of identifiers
    by their use in a nested scope. The example on page 3-54 reads

    module Inner1

    { typedef string S1; }


    module Inner2

    { typedef Inner1::S1 S2; // Inner1 introduced typedef string inner1; // Error }


    The text goes on to explain that the above construct introduces the
    identifier "Inner1", while using the absolute name, "::Inner1::S1"
    in the typedef wouldn't. Therefore, the following code would be

    module Inner2

    { typedef ::Inner1::S1 S2; // Inner1 not introduced typedef string inner1; // legal }


    I fail to see the rationale in this. Also, this is not in sync with
    the Interface Repository, which cannot even detect that the first
    example is illegal, because it never sees relative names.

    My proposed resolution would be to get rid of "introduced names"
    altogether and to declare the above example legal.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.4.1 — Tue, 23 Jan 2001 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.5
  • Disposition Summary:

    Close no change

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