xpcom/threads/nsIThreadManager.idl
author Shawn Wilsher <me@shawnwilsher.com>
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 12:11:38 -0800
branchGECKO20b9_2011011018_RELBRANCH
changeset 61906 ddf00cef28a3c514756f22046f61b1e31c9bb079
parent 56851 3be753e18f9750844cb10a64c391f9bcd2806726
child 73408 c56067ea79887064167c21a7110b2becefe5be45
permissions -rw-r--r--
closing old branch that is no longer used per bug 611030

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#include "nsISupports.idl"

[ptr] native PRThread(PRThread);

interface nsIThread;

/**
 * An interface for creating and locating nsIThread instances.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(487c10bf-0a22-4148-89fa-790d819dd559)]
interface nsIThreadManager : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Create a new thread (a global, user PRThread).
   *
   * @param creationFlags
   *   Reserved for future use.  Pass 0.
   *
   * @returns
   *   The newly created nsIThread object.
   */
  nsIThread newThread(in unsigned long creationFlags);
   
  /**
   * Get the nsIThread object (if any) corresponding to the given PRThread.
   * This method returns null if there is no corresponding nsIThread.
   *
   * @param prthread
   *   The PRThread of the nsIThread being requested.
   *
   * @returns
   *   The nsIThread object corresponding to the given PRThread or null if no
   *   such nsIThread exists.
   */
  [noscript] nsIThread getThreadFromPRThread(in PRThread prthread);

  /**
   * Get the main thread.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIThread mainThread;

  /**
   * Get the current thread.  If the calling thread does not already have a
   * nsIThread associated with it, then a new nsIThread will be created and
   * associated with the current PRThread.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIThread currentThread;

  /**
   * This attribute is true if the calling thread is the main thread of the
   * application process.
   */
  readonly attribute boolean isMainThread;

  /**
   * This attribute is true if the calling thread is the thread on which the
   * cycle collector runs.
   */
  readonly attribute boolean isCycleCollectorThread;
};