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9.3) IDL (Persistent Data Systems) (Commercial Systems - Other Models - Object-oriented Databases And Vendors)




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This article is from the Object-Oriented Technology FAQ, by Bob Hathaway rjh@geodesic.com with numerous contributions by others.

9.3) IDL (Persistent Data Systems) (Commercial Systems - Other Models - Object-oriented Databases And Vendors)

IDL is a schema definition language. Schema modifications are defined
in IDL, requiring ad-hoc offline transformations of the database, in
general. A simple class of transformations can be handled by
IDL->ASCII and ASCII->IDL translators (i.e., integer format changes,
list->array, attribute addition).

[conversation with Ellen Borison of Persistent Data Systems]

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:
John R. Nestor. "IDL: The Language and Its
Implementation". Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs,
NJ., 1989.

 

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