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AutoReleasePool.h
//
// AutoReleasePool.h
//
// $Id: //poco/1.4/Foundation/include/Poco/AutoReleasePool.h#1 $
//
// Library: Foundation
// Package: Core
// Module:  AutoReleasePool
//
// Definition of the AutoReleasePool class.
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#ifndef Foundation_AutoReleasePool_INCLUDED
#define Foundation_AutoReleasePool_INCLUDED


#include "Poco/Foundation.h"
#include <list>


namespace Poco {


template <class C>
00051 class AutoReleasePool
      /// An AutoReleasePool implements simple garbage collection for 
      /// reference-counted objects.
      /// It temporarily takes ownwership of reference-counted objects that 
      /// nobody else wants to take ownership of and releases them 
      /// at a later, appropriate point in time.
      ///
      /// Note: The correct way to add an object hold by an AutoPtr<> to
      /// an AutoReleasePool is by invoking the AutoPtr's duplicate()
      /// method. Example:
      ///    AutoReleasePool<C> arp;
      ///    AutoPtr<C> ptr = new C;
      ///    ...
      ///    arp.add(ptr.duplicate());
{
public:
00067       AutoReleasePool()
            /// Creates the AutoReleasePool.
      {
      }
      
00072       ~AutoReleasePool()
            /// Destroys the AutoReleasePool and releases
            /// all objects it currently holds.
      {
            release();
      }
      
00079       void add(C* pObject)
            /// Adds the given object to the AutoReleasePool.
            /// The object's reference count is not modified
      {
            if (pObject)
                  _list.push_back(pObject);
      }
      
00087       void release()
            /// Releases all objects the AutoReleasePool currently holds
            /// by calling each object's release() method.
      {
            while (!_list.empty())
            {
                  _list.front()->release();
                  _list.pop_front();
            }
      }
      
private:
      typedef std::list<C*> ObjectList;
      
      ObjectList _list;
};


} // namespace Poco


#endif // Foundation_AutoReleasePool_INCLUDED

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