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  1. OMG Issue

CPP13 — conversion algorithm not specified

  • Key: CPP13-62
  • Legacy Issue Number: 5466
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Floorboard Software ( Jonathan Biggar)
  • Summary:

    C++ programmers will often want to use strings as
    object identifiers, the C++ mapping provides several conversion
    functions that convert strings to ObjectId and vice-versa:"

    The purpose is so the programmer can pick an arbitrary natural language
    string and use it as an ObjectId, not so that the programmer can
    generate a randomly unreadable string out of a binary ObjectId.
    [...] the C++ mapping provides several conversion functions
    that convert strings to ObjectId and viceversa:
    [...]
    If conversion of an ObjectId to a string would result in
    illegal characters in the string (such as a NUL), the first two
    functions throw the CORBA::BAD_PARAM exception.

    The conversion algorithm is not specified, and the ORB is free to
    choose whatever encoding it likes for its Object IDs. (Object IDs
    in stringified form need not be moved across address spaces (or,
    at least, not across ORB boundaries), so having a proprietary
    encoding is perfectly OK.)

  • Reported: CPP 1.1 — Fri, 19 Jul 2002 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT