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CORBA3 — Sloppy text in CORBA 3.0, get_policy

  • Key: CORBA3-70
  • Legacy Issue Number: 5614
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Floorboard Software ( Jonathan Biggar)
  • Summary:

    In CORBA 3.0 section, the description of the Object::get_policy
    operation says:

    "Invoking non_existent on an object reference prior to get_policy
    ensures the accuracy of the returned effective Policy.Ifget_policy is
    invoked prior to the object reference being bound, the returned
    effective Policy is implementation dependent. In that situation, a
    compliant implementation may do any of the following: raise the standard
    system exception BAD_INV_ORDER, return some value for that PolicyType
    which may be subject to change once a binding is performed, or attempt a
    binding and then return the effective Policy."

    This is silly, since the only portable thing that applications can do is
    to call validate_connection or non_existent before calling get_policy,
    having two other non-portable behaviors just serves to make the standard
    larger and confuse users.

    We should pick one of the two reasonable behaviors--throw BAD_INV_ORDER
    or force a binding before returning a valid policy value--and make that
    the only valid behavior. Either one will be backwards compatible with
    portable code.

  • Reported: CORBA 3.0 — Thu, 29 Aug 2002 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 3.0.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Makes sense. Fix it as suggested

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