Type Descriptions

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What type descriptions are

A type description is an object that gives information about an object type. It includes the complete basic type definition, along with additional information that helps in shipping the object and working with it.

Different type brokers may store different type descriptions for the same type. All descriptions for a type, though, should include the same basic type definition (unless the type is experimental).

What a type description consists of

A type description object has the following attributes: Each link above goes to description of the attribute.

spok@cs.cmu.edu (Last updated 12-Apr-96)