OMG Interface Definition Language (IDL)
The OMG Interface Definition Language (IDL) permits interfaces to objects to be defined independent of an object's implementation. After defining an interface in IDL, the interface definition is used as input to an IDL compiler that produces output to be compiled and linked with an object implementation and its clients. Also see CORBA. (There are other uses of the IDL initialisms. For example, there is also a Java IDL.)
Organization: Object Management Group
More information: IDL page on the OMG website
More on the general topic: CORBA
Related Online Briefings
- Online Briefing: Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques
- Online Briefing: Non-Technical Change Issues Related to SOA
Author: Douglas K Barry
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