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tblanchard@mac.com wrote:
> C++ is an extremely poor 
> application development language with compile time static binding and no 
> (useful) runtime metadata.
> To work around that, the CORBA people (who were also quite enamored with 
> C++) invented IDL (Interface Definition Language).

Umm, where did you read this? I had always the impression IDL
was invented for the purpose described in its name, and I have
no idea what this has to do with static typing or runtime



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