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  1. OMG Issue

IDL43 — Explain how to handle when an annotation appears in attributes with multiple declarators

  • Key: IDL43-37
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Real-Time Innovations ( Dr. Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Ph.D.)
  • Summary:

    It is possible to put an annotation on an attribute with multiple declarators, like this:

    struct Foo {
      @key long x, y;

    What is the effect of this? Does the annotation apply to both declarators? In that case, how do you interpret the following:

    struct Foo {
      @fieldid(0x01000) long x, y;

    The spec should say how to handle this case.

    Proposal - annotation applies to all declared members. In some cases this causes an error (same ID on 2 members). In other cases, tools could decide to issue warnings.

  • Reported: IDL 4.2 — Tue, 8 Dec 2020 16:09 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 20:54 GMT