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  1. OMG Issue

IDL43 — clarify forwarding rules related to structure inheritance

  • Key: IDL43-36
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Real-Time Innovations ( Mr. Dave Stringer)
  • Summary:

    Structure inheritance is described by rules (45) and (48), page 27. The constraints on using forward-declared structures are given in section, page 40. For clarity, it would be better if this section made explicit the prohibited uses of forward declarations. This is done for value types in section on page 57, "It is illegal to inherit from from a forward-declared value type not previously defined". Though this is a clarification it has been shown to be needed as this illegal use for forward-declared structures has occurred in external (to OMG) specifications that use IDL.

  • Reported: IDL 4.2 — Wed, 7 Oct 2020 13:56 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 20:51 GMT