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PSS — PSS FTF issue: Restrictions on PSDL concrete types

  • Key: PSS-15
  • Legacy Issue Number: 3188
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: ZeroC ( Bernard Normier)
  • Summary:

    A number of restrictions on concrete PSDL types have the effect
    to force PSS users to use abstract types. For example keys can
    only be defined on abstract storage homes, so in order to define
    a key (and the implied finder operations), a PSS user needs
    to define an abstract storage type and an abstract storage home.

    Accessing storage objects and storage homes through abstract
    storage types and homes provides flexibility (with some
    PSS implementations this allows you to switch from one PSS
    implementation to another one without recompiling or relinking
    the code that uses the storage objects) but is also more complex
    since it doubles the number of PSDL constructs you need.

    For applications that don't need this flexibility, abstract
    types are overkill – and make PSDL look quite complex to
    understand and use. I propose to review the restrictions
    on concrete types to make them usable without abstract types.

  • Reported: PSS 1.0b1 — Fri, 7 Jan 2000 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — PSS 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:


  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT