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  1. OMG Issue

IDL43 — Clarify meaning of array and sequence annotations

  • Key: IDL43-53
  • Status: open  
  • Source: MIT/Lincoln Laboratory ( Mr. Daniel Herring)
  • Summary:

    It is unclear whether or how annotations such as "unit" and "range" apply to the values in an array or sequence. Other annotations may have similar ambiguity.

    Do they apply to each contained value, or do do they somehow apply to the aggregate value? What about multi-dimensional arrays or nested sequences?

    Does the range somehow apply to the sequence length, perhaps as a minimum?

    Where do they belong in the array or sequence definitions – before the keyword, before the type name, or somewhere else?

    Do the different locations accept different annotations? Do the annotations change meaning depending on location?

  • Reported: IDL 4.2 — Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:31 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 23:08 GMT