any.3erl man page

any ā€” the corba any type

Description

This module contains functions that gives an interface to the CORBA any type.

Note that the any interface in orber does not contain a destroy function because the any type is represented as an Erlang record and therefor will be removed by the garbage collector when not in use.

The type TC used below describes an IDL type and is a tuple according to the to the Erlang language mapping.

The type Any used below is defined as:

-record(any, {typecode, value}).

where typecode is a TC tuple and value is an Erlang term of the type defined by the typecode field.

Exports

create() -> Result
create(Typecode, Value) -> Result

Types:

Typecode = TC
Value = term()
Result = Any

The create/0 function creates an empty any record and the create/2 function creates an initialized record.

set_typecode(A, Typecode) -> Result

Types:

A = Any
Typecode = TC
Result = Any

This function sets the typecode of A and returns a new any record.

get_typecode(A) -> Result

Types:

A = Any
Result = TC

This function returns the typecode of A.

set_value(A, Value) -> Result

Types:

A = Any
Value = term()
Result = Any

This function sets the value of A and returns a new any record.

get_value(A) -> Result

Types:

A = Any
Result = term()

This function returns the value of A.

Info

orber 4.5.2 Ericsson AB Erlang Module Definition