AID is a tool to generate language specific interfaces and classes (Java, C++, ...) from abstract interface definition source files (.aid).

The tools reads in one or more .aid files, parses them for correctness and keeps all information in a runtime-type-identification (RTTI) tree in memory. It then uses several generators to generate the language specific interfaces and/or classes. It also uses a simple pre-processor to handle cases where the method definitions differ between different languages.

The system is depicted below:

AID System