xpcom/glue/nsISupportsUtils.h
author Cykesiopka <cykesiopka@hotmail.com>
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:23:54 -0500
changeset 123155 e1cab7e106c4fc167b7620ad521534b1d3340ce7
parent 94475 f4157e8c410708d76703f19e4dfb61859bfe32d8
child 137173 d155557b651c47de1d3d625478b6d0f41862333e
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 267598 - Fix some comments and arg names in nsISupportsUtils.h. r=bsmedberg

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */
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 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
 * file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. */

#ifndef nsISupportsUtils_h__
#define nsISupportsUtils_h__

#ifndef nscore_h___
#include "nscore.h"
#endif

#ifndef nsISupportsBase_h__
#include "nsISupportsBase.h"
#endif

#ifndef nsError_h__
#include "nsError.h"
#endif

#ifndef nsDebug_h___
#include "nsDebug.h"
#endif

#ifndef nsISupportsImpl_h__
#include "nsISupportsImpl.h"
#endif

/**
 * Macro for adding a reference to an interface.
 * @param _ptr The interface pointer.
 */
#define NS_ADDREF(_ptr) \
  (_ptr)->AddRef()

/**
 * Macro for adding a reference to this. This macro should be used
 * because NS_ADDREF (when tracing) may require an ambiguous cast
 * from the pointers primary type to nsISupports. This macro sidesteps
 * that entire problem.
 */
#define NS_ADDREF_THIS() \
  AddRef()


extern "C++" {
// ...because some one is accidentally including this file inside
// an |extern "C"|


// Making this a |inline| |template| allows |expr| to be evaluated only once,
// yet still denies you the ability to |AddRef()| an |nsCOMPtr|.
template <class T>
inline
void
ns_if_addref( T expr )
{
    if (expr) {
        expr->AddRef();
    }
}

} /* extern "C++" */

/**
 * Macro for adding a reference to an interface that checks for NULL.
 * @param _expr The interface pointer.
 */
#define NS_IF_ADDREF(_expr) ns_if_addref(_expr)

/*
 * Given these declarations, it explicitly OK and efficient to end a `getter' with:
 *
 *    NS_IF_ADDREF(*result = mThing);
 *
 * even if |mThing| is an |nsCOMPtr|.  If |mThing| is an |nsCOMPtr|, however, it is still
 * _illegal_ to say |NS_IF_ADDREF(mThing)|.
 */

/**
 * Macro for releasing a reference to an interface.
 * @param _ptr The interface pointer.
 */
#define NS_RELEASE(_ptr)                                                      \
  PR_BEGIN_MACRO                                                              \
    (_ptr)->Release();                                                        \
    (_ptr) = 0;                                                               \
  PR_END_MACRO

/**
 * Macro for releasing a reference to this interface.
 */
#define NS_RELEASE_THIS() \
    Release()

/**
 * Macro for releasing a reference to an interface, except that this
 * macro preserves the return value from the underlying Release call.
 * The interface pointer argument will only be NULLed if the reference count
 * goes to zero.
 *
 * @param _ptr The interface pointer.
 * @param _rc  The reference count.
 */
#define NS_RELEASE2(_ptr, _rc)                                                \
  PR_BEGIN_MACRO                                                              \
    _rc = (_ptr)->Release();                                                  \
    if (0 == (_rc)) (_ptr) = 0;                                               \
  PR_END_MACRO

/**
 * Macro for releasing a reference to an interface that checks for NULL;
 * @param _ptr The interface pointer.
 */
#define NS_IF_RELEASE(_ptr)                                                   \
  PR_BEGIN_MACRO                                                              \
    if (_ptr) {                                                               \
      (_ptr)->Release();                                                      \
      (_ptr) = 0;                                                             \
    }                                                                         \
  PR_END_MACRO

/*
 * Often you have to cast an implementation pointer, e.g., |this|, to an
 * |nsISupports*|, but because you have multiple inheritance, a simple cast
 * is ambiguous.  One could simply say, e.g., (given a base |nsIBase|),
 * |static_cast<nsIBase*>(this)|; but that disguises the fact that what
 * you are really doing is disambiguating the |nsISupports|.  You could make
 * that more obvious with a double cast, e.g., |static_cast<nsISupports*>
                                                           (* static_cast<nsIBase*>(this))|, but that is bulky and harder to read...
 *
 * The following macro is clean, short, and obvious.  In the example above,
 * you would use it like this: |NS_ISUPPORTS_CAST(nsIBase*, this)|.
 */

#define NS_ISUPPORTS_CAST(__unambiguousBase, __expr) \
  static_cast<nsISupports*>(static_cast<__unambiguousBase>(__expr))

// a type-safe shortcut for calling the |QueryInterface()| member function
template <class T, class DestinationType>
inline
nsresult
CallQueryInterface( T* aSource, DestinationType** aDestination )
{
    NS_PRECONDITION(aSource, "null parameter");
    NS_PRECONDITION(aDestination, "null parameter");
    
    return aSource->QueryInterface(NS_GET_TEMPLATE_IID(DestinationType),
                                   reinterpret_cast<void**>(aDestination));
}

#endif /* __nsISupportsUtils_h */