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PSS — PSS: factory_dcl syntax

  • Key: PSS-17
  • Legacy Issue Number: 3226
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Humboldt-Universitaet ( Martin von Loewis)
  • Summary:

    The draft PSS specification, in section 1.3.2, uses the production
    <factory_dcl>. This production is not defined in the grammar
    summary. Instead, it is later given as

    <factory_dcl> ::= "factory" <identifier> <factory_parameters>
    <factory_parameters> ::=
    "(" <simple_declarator> [

    { "," <simple_declarator> }

    *] ")"

    "(" ")"

    This definition contradicts with the production <factory_dcl> from the
    CORBA components draft (ptc/99-10-04), where it is defined as

    *lt;factory_dcl> ::=
    "factory" <identifier> "(" [ <init_param_decls> ] ")" [
    <raises_expr> ]

    Here, the init_param_decls where introduced together with OBV
    (formal/98-12-01), where each parameter has an "in" direction and a
    type, and a name.

    There is also potential confusion with the init_dcl, which represents
    factories for value types.

    At a minimum, one of the production names should be changed, and it
    should be made clear which syntax is used for the "factory" keyword in
    what context. It would be even better if the syntax for factories is
    always the same.

  • Reported: PSS 1.0b1 — Mon, 17 Jan 2000 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — PSS 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:


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