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IDL may refer to:


  • Interface description language, any computer language used to describe a software component's interface
    • IDL specification language, the original IDL created by Lamb, Wulf and Nestor at Queen's University, Canada
    • OMG IDL, an IDL standardized by Object Management Group selected by the W3C for exposing the DOM of XML, HTML, CSS, and SVG documents
    • Microsoft Interface Definition Language, an extension of OMG IDL for supporting Microsoft's DCOM services
    • Web IDL, a variation of an IDL for describing APIs that are intended to be implemented in Web browsers
  • Interactive Data Language, a data analysis language popular for science applications
  • ICAD Design Language, a knowledge-based engineering language used with the software ICAD


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