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/interpreter/tags/at2-build190607/src/edu/vub/at/actors/ATObservable.java

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 1package edu.vub.at.actors;
 2
 3import edu.vub.at.exceptions.InterpreterException;
 4import edu.vub.at.objects.ATClosure;
 5import edu.vub.at.objects.ATNil;
 6import edu.vub.at.objects.ATObject;
 7import edu.vub.at.objects.grammar.ATSymbol;
 8import edu.vub.at.objects.natives.NATTable;
 9
10/**
11 * ATObservable is the common interface used to create callbacks.
12 *
13 * @author smostinc
14 * @deprecated
15 */
16public interface ATObservable extends ATObject {
17
18	/**
19	 * Installs an observer on this object
20	 * @param event a symbol denoting a potentially interesting event
21	 * @param observer a closure to be triggered when the event is fired
22	 * @return a closure which can be applied to cancel the observer's subscription
23	 */
24	public abstract ATClosure base_upon_do_(ATSymbol event, ATClosure observer);
25
26	/**
27	 * Fires an event with the given arguments. All the provided closures are applied
28	 * ASYNCHRONOUSLY. This implies that exceptions thrown by such a closure will not
29	 * prevent other observers from getting triggered. Moreover, observers are then
30	 * triggered breadth-first as opposed to depth-first as is the case with synchronous
31	 * invocations.
32	 * 
33	 * @param event - the event being fired
34	 * @param arguments - a possibly empty table of arguments to the event
35	 * @return nil
36	 */
37	public abstract ATNil base_fire_withArgs_(ATSymbol event, NATTable arguments) throws InterpreterException;
38
39}