Writing IDL and other definition files

Robert Shearman rob at codeweavers.com
Mon Mar 5 06:22:19 CST 2007

Jeff L wrote:
> I am looking at writing a piece of IDL and a header file I am 
> wrestling with how to do it without infringing copyright.  IDL looks 
> particularly hard to write from first principles and is probably hard 
> to write in a different way as the functions being implemented are 
> defined and require IDL similar code.  Is there any advice as to what 
> type of code can be copied and what constitutes a rewrite to avoid 
> copyright?

Obviously, the function names and parameter order and types have to be 
the same. The function attributes also have to be the same. However, the 
order of attributes, indentation and the parameter names can be different.

Rob Shearman

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