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AbstractDelegate.h
//
// AbstractDelegate.h
//
// $Id: //poco/1.4/Foundation/include/Poco/AbstractDelegate.h#4 $
//
// Library: Foundation
// Package: Events
// Module:  AbstractDelegate
//
// Implementation of the AbstractDelegate template.
//
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#ifndef Foundation_AbstractDelegate_INCLUDED
#define Foundation_AbstractDelegate_INCLUDED


#include "Poco/Foundation.h"


namespace Poco {


template <class TArgs> 
00050 class AbstractDelegate
      /// Base class for Delegate and Expire.
{
public:
      AbstractDelegate()
      {
      }

      AbstractDelegate(const AbstractDelegate& del)
      {
      }

      virtual ~AbstractDelegate() 
      {
      }

      virtual bool notify(const void* sender, TArgs& arguments) = 0;
            /// Invokes the delegate's callback function.
            /// Returns true if successful, or false if the delegate
            /// has been disabled or has expired.

      virtual bool equals(const AbstractDelegate& other) const = 0;
            /// Compares the AbstractDelegate with the other one for equality.

      virtual AbstractDelegate* clone() const = 0;
            /// Returns a deep copy of the AbstractDelegate.

      virtual void disable() = 0;
            /// Disables the delegate, which is done prior to removal.
            
00080       virtual const AbstractDelegate* unwrap() const
            /// Returns the unwrapped delegate. Must be overridden by decorators
            /// like Expire.
      {
            return this;
      }
};


} // namespace Poco


#endif // Foundation_AbstractDelegate_INCLUDED

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