This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2008. Therefore this version remains current.
The concept of "type" is fundamental to ODP systems; the interaction model of ODP-RM involves strongly-typed
This Recommendation | International Standard:
? defines a framework for describing types of interest in ODP systems by determining what entities need to
be typed and what needs to be said about the identified types. The primary focus of this work is the
computational interface type system;
? identifies and characterizes type languages sufficient to describe the types identified above in an
? provides enterprise, information, and computational specifications of a generic type repository function
within the type description framework which can be specialized to select a specific type system or type
notation. The type repository function provides:
? storage and retrieval of type descriptions;
? management of type descriptions;
? management of the relationship between types including matching of types;
? naming of types (in a manner consistent with ODP Naming Framework);
? interworking and federation of different type repositories.
This Recommendation | International Standard provides a standard method of accessing type descriptions used within
open distributed processing systems, where the type descriptions can be in various concrete syntaxes and type languages
used in these open distributed processing systems. This Recommendation | International Standard also facilitates the
dynamic matching of types for interactions, binding and trading purposes.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2001-05
Edition : 1Number of pages : 28
Technical Committee:Software and systems engineering
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