Why IDLs are not ideal

Alan Kaplan, John Ridgway, Jack C. Wileden

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Abstract

The dominant approach to addressing heterogeneity, interoperability and legacy software components at present is based on the use of interface description languages (IDLs) such as the OMG/CORBA IDL. We believe that this approach has serious drawbacks. In this paper we outline our objections to the IDL-based approach, then describe ongoing research directed toward producing a superior alternative, which we refer to as the polylingual systems approach. We illustrate both our objections to the IDL-based approach and also our new polylingual systems approach with examples based on the IWSSD common case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design, IWSSD 1998
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages2-7
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0818684399, 9780818684395
StatePublished - Apr 16 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design, IWSSD 1998 - Mie, Japan
Duration: Apr 16 1998Apr 18 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design, IWSSD 1998

Conference

Conference9th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design, IWSSD 1998
CountryJapan
CityMie
Period4/16/984/18/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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