Re: Begun work on Bonobo IDL compiler

Maciej Stachowiak <> writes:

> Miguel de Icaza <> writes:
> > Hello guys,
> > 
> >    I have begun the work on the bonobo idl compiler that should
> > simplify the development of Bonobo::Unknown based objects.  
> > 
> >    In the past I have told people about creating a Gtk-based CORBA
> > bindings and using this instead of the C bindings, but after a lot of
> > thinking and discussion with other people, I have reached the
> > conclusion that it would be a useless excercise.
> > 
> >    See, you can think of the functionality provided by Bonobo CORBA
> > servers as implemeneted in bonobo/bonobo as pre-done implementation of
> > common interfaces, with a good portion of sugar coating to simplify
> > the development of Bonobo applications.
> > 
> >    Although this addresses a large problem and simplifies the life of
> > most developers interested in the the traditional uses of Bonobo, the
> > development of Bonobo servers typically contained a lot of boiler
> > plate code and there is a very little motivation for making those
> > interfaces a layer of sugar candy, as they would typically be final
> > implementations.
> > 
> >    So I have decided to keep the CORBA C binding and instead just
> > simplify the authoring of Bonobo servers.  Clients would still have to
> > use the CORBA C binding to talk to the servers, and the servers would
> > still use the C CORBA API for transfering information back and forth,
> > but the ammount of work required should be drastically reduced now.
> Can you explain how your planned IDL compiler would help? Some of the

Yes, please.

Maciej solution makes much more sense to me unless I really have 
not understood what you mean to do. Please, could you be more specific ?


Mathieu Lacage,
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