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Void.h

//
// Void.h
//
// $Id: //poco/1.3/Foundation/include/Poco/Void.h#2 $
//
// Library: Foundation
// Package: Core
// Module:  Void
//
// Definition of the Void class.
//
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#ifndef Foundation_Void_INCLUDED
#define Foundation_Void_INCLUDED


#include "Poco/Foundation.h"


namespace Poco {


00049 class Foundation_API Void
      /// A dummy class with value-type semantics, 
      /// mostly useful as a template argument.
      ///
      /// This class is typically used together with ActiveMethod,
      /// if no argument or return value is needed.
{
public:
      Void();
            /// Creates the Void.

      Void(const Void& v);
            /// Creates the Void from another Void.
            ///
            /// The philosophical aspects of this operation 
            /// remain undiscussed for now.
            
      ~Void();
            /// Destroys the Void.

      Void& operator = (const Void& v);
            /// Assigns another void.

      bool operator ==(const Void& v) const;
            /// Will return always true due to Voids having no members.

      bool operator !=(const Void& v) const;
            /// Will return always false due to Voids having no members.
};


00080 inline bool Void::operator ==(const Void& v) const
{
      return true;
}


00086 inline bool Void::operator !=(const Void& v) const
{
      return false;
}


} // namespace Poco


#endif // Foundation_Void_INCLUDED

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