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Subject: Re: [boost] [RFC] Modern CORBA C++ IDL Mapping and implementation
From: Johnny Willemsen (jwillemsen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-13 13:16:00


>> Where I work we are implementing an open source, modern, CORBA
>> implementation and IDL mapping.
> During last 10 years I went through number of companies that decommissioned
> their CORBA middleware in favour of something else. Current generation of
> software developers even don't consider CORBA for new projects.
> There are alternatives like ICE ZeroC (
> CORBA has historical significance and well developed set of concept but
> is it really alive?

Yes, it is still alive.

>> We want it to support C++ and C++11 IDL mapping, but we also want to
>> create another IDL mapping.
> You are right that new IDL mapping can revitalise CORBA.

The new C++11 mapping is way easier than the old mapping. It reuses STL,
see for details and examples.

Best regards,


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