Chapter 5. IDL for a Climate Control System

5.1 Chapter Overview

Throughout the remainder of this book, we use a simple climate control system as a case study. The initial implementation of this system has a number of limitations. As we discuss new features, we progressively improve the implementation until we end up with a full-featured and realistic application.

Section 5.2 describes the functionality provided by the climate control system, Section 5.3 incrementally develops the interfaces to the system in IDL, and Section 5.4 contains the complete IDL specification for the system.

5.2 The Climate Control System

The climate control system controls the air-conditioning for various rooms in a large building. In addition, the same system controls ...

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