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

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 1/**
 2 * AmbientTalk/2 Project
 3 * NATRemoteFarRef.java created on 22-dec-2006 at 11:35:01
 4 * (c) Programming Technology Lab, 2006 - 2007
 5 * Authors: Tom Van Cutsem & Stijn Mostinckx
 6 * 
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 8 * obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
 9 * files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
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15 *
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27 */
28package edu.vub.at.actors.natives;
29
30import edu.vub.at.actors.ATAsyncMessage;
31import edu.vub.at.actors.id.ATObjectID;
32import edu.vub.at.exceptions.InterpreterException;
33import edu.vub.at.objects.ATObject;
34import edu.vub.at.objects.ATTypeTag;
35import edu.vub.at.objects.ATTable;
36import edu.vub.at.objects.natives.NATNil;
37import edu.vub.at.util.logging.Logging;
38
39/**
40 * Instances of NATRemoteFarRef represent far references to physically remote actors.
41 * By 'physically remote', we mean in a separate address space.
42 * 
43 * @author tvcutsem
44 */
45public class NATRemoteFarRef extends NATFarReference {
46	
47	/**
48	 * When a remote far reference is passed on to another virtual machine, the event loop
49	 * is not taken with it. At the remote end, a new far reference will be created with the
50	 * appropriate event loop.
51	 */
52	private transient final ELFarReference sendLoop_;
53
54	public NATRemoteFarRef(ATObjectID objectId, ELActor hostActor, ATTypeTag[] types) {
55		super(objectId, types, hostActor);
56		sendLoop_ = new ELFarReference(objectId, hostActor, this);
57	}
58	
59	protected ATObject transmit(ATAsyncMessage message) throws InterpreterException {
60		sendLoop_.event_transmit(message);
61		return NATNil._INSTANCE_;
62	}
63	
64	public ATTable meta_retractUnsentMessages() throws InterpreterException {
65		return sendLoop_.retractUnsentMessages();
66	}
67	protected void finalize() throws Throwable{
68		sendLoop_.stopProcessing();
69	}
70}