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ost::RefObject

NAME

ost::RefObject −

A reference countable object.

SYNOPSIS

#include <object.h>

Public Member Functions

virtual void * getObject (void)=0
The actual object being managed can be returned by this method as a void and then recast to the actual type.

Protected Member Functions

RefObject ()
The constructor simply initializes the count.

virtual ~RefObject ()
The destructor is called when the reference count returns to zero.

Protected Attributes

unsigned refCount

Friends

class RefPointer

Detailed Description

A reference countable object.

This is used in association with smart pointers (RefPointer).

Author:

David Sugar <dyfet AT gnutelephony DOT org> Object managed by smart pointer reference count.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

ost::RefObject::RefObject () [inline, protected]
The constructor simply initializes the count.

virtual ost::RefObject::~RefObject () [protected, virtual]
The destructor is called when the reference count returns to zero. This is done through a virtual destructor.

Member Function Documentation

virtual void* ost::RefObject::getObject (void) [pure virtual]
The actual object being managed can be returned by this method as a void and then recast to the actual type. This removes the need to dynamic cast from RefObject and the dependence on rtti this implies.

Returns:

underlying object being referenced.

Friends And Related Function Documentation

friend class RefPointer [friend]

Member Data Documentation

unsigned ost::RefObject::refCount [protected]

Author

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