[ace-users] Regd. TAO IDL compiler

Douglas C. Schmidt d.schmidt at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Jun 5 21:24:09 CDT 2020

Hi Sanaka,

> I downloaded ACE/TAO from
> http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/~schmidt/TAO.html
> I believe it to be the latest version..
> the tao_idl -V gives the below..
> TAO_IDL_FE, version 2.5.9 (Based on Sun IDL FE, version 1.3.0)
> TAO_IDL_BE, version 2.5.9
> I tried to use bitset construct -
> struct StructA {
>   long a;
>   bitmask BitMask1 {
>   val0, val1, val2, val3 };
> };
> I get the error
> "Illegal syntax following member declarator(s)"
> Am I doing something wrong or bitset is not supported in this compiler?

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