In CORBA, a declarative language that is used to describe object interfaces, without regard to object implementation.
A contractual, neutral and declarative language that specifies an objects boundaries and its interfaces. IDL provides operating system independent and programming language independent interfaces to all services and components that reside an a CORBA bus.
OMG CORBA specification providing a standard language for defining the interfaces to objects that clients call and object implementations provide.
The language with which one makes a language-independent description of an interface. Part of CORBA. Defined by the OMG.
In SOM, the formal language (independent of any programming language) by which the interface for a class of objects is defined in a .idl file, which the SOM Compiler then interprets to create an implementation template file and binding files. SOM's Interface Definition Language is fully compliant with standards established by the Object Management Group's Common Object Request Broker Architecture ( CORBA).
Interface definition language is the standard API for calling CORBA services.
IDL is used to describe the interfaces that client objects call and that object implementations provide. Such IDL interface definition fully specifies each operation's parameters and provides the information needed to develop client applications that use the interface's operations.
The platform-independent language that CORBA specifies for defining the interface to a CORBA component. You use a tool like idl2java to convert IDL to Java code.
The Interface Definition Language is a simple language used to define the interface (or signature) an object will have. An interface is composed solely of methods (functions) that may be invoked on an object (data element). No data members are present in the interface definition. IDL is not tied to a specific language but instead must be compiled into another language where the interface will be implemented.
(IDL) The language used to describe an object's interface. This description is translated by the IDL compiler into a programming language's type declarations, stubs and skeletons according to the language mapping.
The OMG-standard language for defining the interfaces for all CORBA objects. An IDL interface declares a set of operations, exceptions, and attributes. Each operation has a signature, which defines its name, parameters, result and exceptions. OMG IDL does not include implementations for operations; rather, as its name indicates, it is simply a language for defining interfaces. The complete syntax and semantics for IDL are available in the OMG specification at the OMG web site.
A method for component developers to describe a component's API enabling applications to pass parameters and receive results during component execution.