|OMG IDL compiler front end available for FTP jyl@Eng.Sun.COM (1992-10-14)|
|Date:||Wed, 14 Oct 1992 14:58:32 GMT|
|Keywords:||OOP, tools, FTP|
SunSoft, Inc., Mountain View, California, has placed the source code to
Project DOE's Interface Definition Language (IDL) compiler front end (CFE)
on OMG's file server, making the implementation publicly available.
Project DOE is SunSoft's corporate-wide development effort to integrate
distributed object technology into the Solaris O/S. OMG (Object
Management Group) is the standards body for distributed object technology,
having approximately 300 members. IDL is defined by OMG's CORBA 1.1
specification and provides the standard interface definition between
OMG-compliant objects. IDL is the base mechanism for object interaction
within Project DOE.
The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE provides a complete framework for building CORBA
1.1-compliant preprocessors for OMG IDL. By using this standard
implementation, developers of OMG IDL compilers will save many months of
work and enhance the portability and interoperability of OMG
The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE allows convenient and fast integration of new back
ends to the compiler. The release consists of a front end which converts
IDL to an intermediate format, a compiler framework driver, an example
implementation of a compiler back end, and a set of protocols for
interaction between the front and back ends. The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE
parser uses components generated by yacc and lex.
The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE is designed to allow easy extension of OMG IDL
without impacting existing back-end implementations. As the CORBA
specification evolves, any new updates to the IDE CFE will be placed by
SunSoft on the OMG server.
For more information, contact Mache Creeger, Senior Product Manager,
SunSoft Inc., Telephone: 415-336-5884, or send email to the email address
The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE is available at no charge through anonymous FTP in
source form on the OMG file server, omg.org. Please retrieve the file
OMG_IDL_CFE_1.0.TAR.Z from the directory pub/OMG_IDL_CFE_1.0. Please let
us know who you are if you retrieve the compiler front end using this
method, by sending email to the email address listed below.
You can also retrieve the software by using the OMG mail server program.
Send email with the subject 'help' to email@example.com, and the mail server
will respond with instructions on how to retrieve the software.
The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE is also available on magnetic tape for a nominal
media charge directly from SunSoft. Please refer to part number
DIDL-100-STP when ordering.
The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE is available now.
Please let us know who you are if you decide to use this software, and how
you use it. Please send email to:
This address can also be used to report problems, bugs, suggestions and
send general comments.
We ask that if you make extensions or modifications to this source release,
please make these extensions available to others using the IDL compiler
front end, by sending the modified sources to the above email address. This
will help us evaluate your extensions for inclusion in a future version. It
also ensures your investment in these extensions when new versions of the
CFE are released.
SunOS, SunSoft, Sun, Solaris, Sun Microsystems or the Sun logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE on OMG IDL CFE:
Copyright 1992 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Printed in the United States of
America. All Rights Reserved.
This product is protected by copyright and distributed under the following
license restricting its use.
The Interface Definition Language Compiler Front End (CFE) is made
available for your use provided that you include this license and
copyright notice on all media and documentation and the software program
in which this product is incorporated in whole or part. You may copy and
extend functionality (but may not remove functionality) of the Interface
Definition Language CFE without charge, but you are not authorized to
license or distribute it to anyone else except as part of a product or
program developed by you or with the express written consent of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. ("Sun").
The names of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and any of its subsidiaries or
affiliates may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to
distribution of Interface Definition Language CFE as permitted herein.
This license is effective until terminated by Sun for failure to comply
with this license. Upon termination, you shall destroy or return all code
and documentation for the Interface Definition Language CFE.
The Interface Definition Language CFE may not be exported outside the
United States without first obtaining the appropriate government
INTERFACE DEFINITION LANGUAGE CFE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITH NO WARRANTIES OF
ANY KIND INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF DESIGN, MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF
DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.
INTERFACE DEFINITION LANGUAGE CFE IS PROVIDED WITH NO SUPPORT AND WITHOUT
ANY OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF Sun OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES
TO ASSIST IN ITS USE, CORRECTION, MODIFICATION OR ENHANCEMENT.
SUN OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH
RESPECT TO THE INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS, TRADE SECRETS OR ANY PATENTS BY
INTERFACE DEFINITION LANGUAGE CFE OR ANY PART THEREOF.
IN NO EVENT WILL SUN OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE
FOR ANY LOST REVENUE OR PROFITS OR OTHER SPECIAL, INDIRECT AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the government is subject to
restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in
Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 and FAR
Sun, Sun Microsystems and the Sun logo are trademarks or registered
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