[jcifs] Tridge's PIDL compiler and the Samba4 IDLs.
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Thu Aug 12 06:44:52 GMT 2004
Mike, et. al.,
I've been through two presentations by Tridge regarding the IDL files in
Samba4 and the PIDL compiler. I am looking for someone who knows Perl and
is interested in working with this stuff.
- The PIDL compiler is written in Perl. It has a plugable back-end and a
Java back-end piece could be written for it.
- The Samba Team are busy writing lots and *lots* of IDL code for MS-RPC
calls. Many of the important ones are already done.
- PIDL understands an extended (and slightly unusual) IDL version. It is
*specifically tuned* to handle the oddities of MS-RPC, including
providing a great deal of help regarding inconsistencies in such things
as string termination, substructure packing, etc. This is an IDL
designed for MS-RPC interoperability.
So... Anyone interested in working on a Java back-end for PIDL?
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