[Mono-list] corba questions

Dick Porter dick@ximian.com
19 Jul 2001 18:25:26 +0100

On 19 Jul 2001 18:16:52 +0200, Tyson Dowd wrote:
> On 19-Jul-2001, Sebastien Lambla <sebastien.lambla@6sens.com> wrote:
> > Andrew,
> > 
> > I think the CORBA support in mono has two aspects:
> > 
> > 1. Accessing CORBA objects, that would need being able to generate CORBA
> > wrappers, which is quite similar to COM wrappers, using reflection to
> > construct a .net wrapper of the object from the IDL, and make the interop
> > transparent to the .net program. Writing it in pure C# would be a great
> > addition to mono and to the dotnet platform in general.
> I've only thought about this very quickly, but here are my thoughts:
> The IDL doesn't have to play a part in this.  It would be better to take
> an existing CORBA object, and query it dynamically (using DII) to find
> out what its types are, then generate the appropriate .NET interface
> which is a small stub into the CORBA object.

You need an interface repository for this, which needs to be populated
with the info (typically from the IDL :-) )

- Dick