A flexible and generic IDL compiler
IDLflex is the AspectIX IDL
compiler. IDLflex is very flexible as it allows
to program the output of the compiler.
Usually, for each CORBA IDL language mapping, for every version of a
particular language mapping, and for every CORBA implementation,
the generated code of an IDL compiler has to be different. Typically
many different compilers have to be programmed because the code generation
is usually hard-wired into a compiler. IDLflex is a
generic IDL compiler which is able to generate arbitrary code for
arbitrary languages. Only a mapping program written in an XML-based
mapping language and a language-specific utility class have to be provided.
Thus, IDLflex can be adapted to another language,
another mapping or to another ORB implementation in a very fast way.
Furthermore, IDLflex allows to easily integrate
additional functionality into a CORBA-based system, as it was done
within the AspectIX middleware project.
An overview of IDLflex can be found in the
Technical Report TR-I4-01-08.
The developement of IDLflex is not yet complete. So,
the current version
number 1.2.0 is a bit euphemistic (a beta version number may be
more appropriate). However, this distribution can already be
used for testing and experimenting with IDLflex.
IDLflex is distributed under the GNU Public License.
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Download Version 1.2.0 (gzipped tar file, 3.4MB, 2003-11-10)