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NAME

       any - 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.