[ace-users] TAO IDL compiler error for "EventType"

Alex Blate Alex.Blate at sylantro.com
Fri Jul 20 08:48:21 CDT 2007


I recently ran into the same issue when upgrading from TAO 1.1 to 1.5. 

In our case, the best solution was to rename our "EventType" object to
something that doesn't conflict with IDL reserved words. 

Good luck,


-----Original Message-----
From: ace-users-bounces at cse.wustl.edu
[mailto:ace-users-bounces at cse.wustl.edu] On Behalf Of Douglas C. Schmidt
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 5:01 AM
To: Lv, Yi (Terry)
Cc: ace-users at cse.wustl.edu
Subject: Re: [ace-users] TAO IDL compiler error for "EventType"

Hi Terry,

> I am developing a distributed system on top of TAO. For a long time I
> get all TAO related knowledge from your Web. Could you answer me the
> question I met with TAO IDL compiler, or point me to the right
> contact?

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> I got IDL compiler error as below:
> "tao_idl: "./CosNotification.idl", line 26: spelling differs from IDL
> keyword only in case: "EventType""
> Per http://www.omg.org/issues/issue4901.txt, this could be easily
> by editorial modification to the IDL.
> But I was told by client-side guy that error didn't happen when using
> other IDL compiler such as VisiBroker and Orbix, which
> means it is hard and late to modify the idl file. Now the question is:
> how can I suppress this keyword parsing? I tried "-Sm"
> but nothing changed.
> p.s.: my tao version:
> bash-2.05$ tao_idl -V
> tao_idl
> TAO_IDL_FE, version 1.4a_p16 (Based on Sun IDL FE, version 1.3.0)
> TAO_IDL_BE, version 1.4a_p16
> CosNotifiacation.idl segment:
> "
>     25
>     26          struct EventType {
>     27                  string domain_name;
>     28                  string type_name;
>     29          };
> "

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commercial support for their releases of TAO.  Naturally, we encourage
and appreciate other members of the ACE+TAO user community who can
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