Object Management Group
Object Management Group Issues Interface Definition Language v4 to C# Language Mapping
Request for Proposal
New standard would provide a common vendor-independent mapping of IDL types to C#, useful for many tools and specifications
Needham, MA – January 2, 2019 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, issued a Request for Proposal for a new standard called Interface Definition Language v4 (IDL4) to C# Language Mapping.
“Application-portability is essential for rapid information exchange, especially in the context of the Industrial Internet of Things,” says RFP author Fernando Garcia-Aranda, senior software engineer at Real-Time Innovations, an OMG Board of Director member. “C# is one of today’s most prominent general-purpose programming languages. This new specification will provide a standard mapping of IDL-defined data types to C# types, which will enable users to describe and expose information in a portable and interoperable manner, compatible with the .NET ecosystem.”
Both members and non-members of OMG can participate in the process by submitting a Letter of Intent by March 20, 2019. In order to become a submitter, individually or as part of a submission team, companies must become members of OMG by the initial submission deadline of November 11, 2019.
Popular OMG middleware technologies such as DDS™ and CORBA® will immediately benefit, as will any other users of the IDL language.
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