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  1. OMG Issue

CORBA34 — COM/CORBA keywords

  • Key: CORBA34-215
  • Legacy Issue Number: 2009
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Summary: I can"t find in the COM/CORBA spec parts A and B any mention of how to
    deal with IDL identifiers that are keywords to the Microsoft "mktyplib" tool.
    This tool mangles the following identifier (not necessarily a complete list) by
    prepending them with "_":

    "BSTR", "CALLCONV", "coclass", "CY",
    "CURRENCY", "DATE", "DECIMAL", "DISPID", "DISPPARAMS",
    "dual", "EXCEPINFO", "guid", "GUID",
    "HRESULT", "importlib", "IDispatch",
    "INTERFACEDATA", "IUnknown", "LCID",
    "METHODDATA", "odl", "oleautomation",
    "PARAMDATA", "properties", "propget", "propput", "retval",
    "SAFEARRAY", "SAFEARRAYBOUND", "SCODE",
    "VARIANT", "VARIANTARG", "VARIANT_BOOL",
    "VARTYPE", "VARENUM"

    As far as I can tell, the output of the "mktyplib" tool makes use
    (directly or indirectly) of the regular C++ bindings, whose identifiers
    are not mangled the same way. This makes it impossible to emit COM bindings
    for IDL files that contain the above keywords.

    The problem that I"m running into is in CosTrading IDL, where the identifier
    "properties" is used.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.2 — Tue, 29 Sep 1998 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 18:02 GMT