RIDL Compiler

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RIDL is a Ruby library implementing an OMG IDL parser/compiler frontend with support for pluggable (and stackable) backends.


RIDL provides a framework for implementing compiler/generators for OMG standard IDL definitions. The framework includes:
  • a RACC based parser supplemented with a custom scanner/tokenizer
  • a complete AST class hierarchy for representing parsed IDL specifications
  • a complete Type class hierarchy
  • IDL constants expression support
  • a builtin IDL preprocessor expression parser/evaluator
  • a flexible framework for pluggable (and stackable) backends
  • basic support for backend code re-generation
  • compliant with the latest OMG IDL standard.

Remedy IT has developed multiple backends for RIDL. These include one for R2CORBA (generating Ruby code) which is 100% open source, and TAOX11 (generating C++11 code). When you want to know more about how Remedy IT can assist you with developing your own backend for RIDL contact .


If you find a bug, please report it at the RIDL project’s issues tracker. Check the RIDL Issue submission guidelines for instructions.


RIDL is Copyright (c) 2007-2016 Remedy IT Expertise BV, The Netherlands.

It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in
the source:LICENSE file.


This software is provided "as is" and without any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantibility and fitness for a particular purpose.

Installing RIDL

RIDL is distributed as a Ruby Gem. You can download and install RIDL as a Ruby Gem from the common Rubygems.org repository by executing the following command:

$ gem install ridl

The RIDL Gem is a Ruby-only Gem without any dependencies.