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 1/**
 2 * AmbientTalk/2 Project
 3 * ATAsyncMessageCreation.java created on Jul 24, 2006 at 7:30:17 PM
 4 * (c) Programming Technology Lab, 2006 - 2007
 5 * Authors: Tom Van Cutsem & Stijn Mostinckx
 6 * 
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15 *
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27 */
28package edu.vub.at.objects.grammar;
29
30
31/**
32 * An ATAsyncMessageCreation instance is created whenever an asynchronous message send 
33 * <tt>o <- m()</tt> is performed, or when a first-class async msg is created using
34 * code such as <tt><- m()</tt>.
35 * 
36 * This interface does not describe the interface to the actual first-class message (that is the ATAsyncMessage interface).
37 * It only describes the interface to the AG component representing such a message.
38 * 
39 * @author smostinc
40 */
41public interface ATAsyncMessageCreation extends ATMessageCreation {
42
43    /**
44     * Messages always have a selector, a symbol denoting the field or method that
45     * needs to be sought for.
46     * @return a symbol denoting the selector
47     */
48    //public ATSymbol base_getSelector();
49
50    /**
51     * Messages may optionally have arguments if they represent invocations.
52     * @return the arguments passed to the invocation
53     */
54    //public ATTable base_getArguments();
55}