Package prefix specified at the IDL to Java translator
Source: Airbus Group ( Oliver Kellogg)
This is intended for the Joint Initial submission to the IDL4 to Java Language Mapping RFP,
However, on filling in the OMG issue reporting form, I could not find a way to specify this; as a fallback, I reference the IDL to Java Mapping 1.3 (formal/08-01-11) to which the same issue also applies.
Many of the IDL to Java translators support an option to specify a Java package prefix for the generated code (e.g. Oracle idlj option -pkgPrefix; JacORB option -i2jpackage; rtiddsgen option -package).
This is not exactly equivalent to hard coding the prefix as modules in the IDL: When using the translator option, other language mappings do not see the prefix.
The package prefix provided to the IDL translator may produce a conflict with names in the IDL file.
Notice that the Java generated for this IDL does not compile but it does compile for other languages (C++, Ada, etc).
Section 4.2 (Names) contains:
In general IDL names and identifiers are mapped to Java names and identifiers with no change.
If a name collision could be generated in the mapped Java code, the name collision is resolved by
prepending an underscore (_) to the mapped name.
Section 7.1.1 of mars/18-08-01 contains similar text.
I suggest adding a further sentence:
Reported: I2JAV 1.3 — Wed, 3 Oct 2018 09:07 GMT
Updated: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37 GMT