(M)IDL compiler

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at samba.org
Tue Feb 22 00:07:11 GMT 2000

apparently, according to microsoft's MSDN RPC info, the only things are:

1) no implementation of non-unique pointers.  i.e all pointers are unique

2) a type wchar_t - wide char (16-bit) for Unicode strings.

i found some stuff, here:
it basically says, OMG IDL is not DCE IDL but describes how to translate

the references include some translators.

> the effort of creating a BNF spec of MIDL, I would be very grateful
> if I could use it for the development of the MIDL compiler.
> The major complications lie in what MIDL differs from IDL; is it an
> extension, or a cut down implementation of IDL, or both?
> Sander Striker
> PS. For MS tech who know the MIDL spec and only want to talk about
>     diffs, here's a pointer to the BNF IDL spec:
> http://cui.unige.ch/db-research/Enseignement/analyseinfo/IDL/BNFindex.html

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