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/interpreter/tags/at2-build270707/src/edu/vub/at/actors/ATFarReference.java

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 1/**
 2 * AmbientTalk/2 Project
 3 * ATFarReference.java created on Dec 5, 2006 at 11:19:05 PM
 4 * (c) Programming Technology Lab, 2006 - 2007
 5 * Authors: Tom Van Cutsem & Stijn Mostinckx
 6 * 
 7 * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
 8 * obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
 9 * files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
10 * restriction, including without limitation the rights to use,
11 * copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
12 * sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
13 * Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following
14 * conditions:
15 *
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18 *
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21 * OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
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27 */
28package edu.vub.at.actors;
29
30import edu.vub.at.exceptions.InterpreterException;
31import edu.vub.at.objects.ATObject;
32import edu.vub.at.objects.ATTable;
33
34/**
35 * ATFarReference is an object reference denoting an object hosted by another actor.
36 *
37 * @author smostinc
38 */
39public interface ATFarReference extends ATObject {
40
41	/**
42	 * Retracts all of the outgoing messages buffered in this far object reference
43	 * by passing them in a table.
44	 *  
45	 * After this method has been invoked, the outgoing message queue of this far
46	 * reference will be empty.
47	 */
48	public ATTable meta_retractUnsentMessages() throws InterpreterException;
49	
50}