[Ace-users] Corba IDL mappings for C are not updated?

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at tango.dre.vanderbilt.edu
Thu Oct 18 10:35:57 CDT 2007

Hi Alessio,

You are right on target here - the CORBA C mappings haven't been
updated in a long time.  I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for this to
change on its own, i.e., if you want to see updated CORBA mappings for
C you'll need to step up and invest your time and energy to see this
through the OMG.  The reason for this, of course, is that there is a
tiny (and probably shrinking) market for CORBA/C, so ORB vendors and
the OMG haven't put energy into updating the standard.

Take care,


>Hello, still in the path of figuring out if in Corba the C language
>has remained behind (see my previous post:
>I see that in the "Corba Language Mapping Specifications" page:
>  http://www.omg.org/technology/documents/formal/corba_language_mapping_specs.htm
>the C language mapping specification is indeed quite old and does not
>take into account new keywords introduced, such as "valuetype".
>Since I'm not an expert I would like to know if I'm missing something
>(ie the specs are elsewhere, if "valuetype" can be mapped to something
>else compatible at the ORB level, etc...).
>Thanks in advance for any suggestion,
>Alessio Pace.

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