xpcom/threads/nsIThreadInternal.idl
author Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin@smedbergs.us>
Fri, 30 May 2008 12:08:47 -0400
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#include "nsIThread.idl"

interface nsIThreadObserver;
interface nsIThreadEventFilter;

/**
 * The XPCOM thread object implements this interface, which allows a consumer
 * to observe dispatch activity on the thread.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(f89b5063-b06d-42f8-bf23-4dfcf2d80d6a)]
interface nsIThreadInternal : nsIThread
{
  /**
   * Get/set the current thread observer (may be null).  This attribute may be
   * read from any thread, but must only be set on the thread corresponding to
   * this thread object.
   */
  attribute nsIThreadObserver observer;

  /**
   * This method causes any events currently enqueued on the thread to be
   * suppressed until PopEventQueue is called.  Additionally, any new events
   * dispatched to the thread will only be processed if they are accepted by
   * the given filter.  If the filter is null, then new events are accepted.
   * Calls to PushEventQueue may be nested and must each be paired with a call
   * to PopEventQueue in order to restore the original state of the thread.
   *
   * @param filter
   *   The thread event filter to apply to dispatched events, or null to accept
   *   all dispatched events.
   */
  void pushEventQueue(in nsIThreadEventFilter filter);

  /**
   * Revert a call to PushEventQueue.  When an event queue is popped, any
   * events remaining in the queue are appended to the elder queue.
   */
  void popEventQueue();
};

/**
 * This interface provides the observer with hooks to implement a layered
 * event queue.  For example, it is possible to overlay processing events
 * for a GUI toolkit on top of the events for a thread:
 *
 *   var NativeQueue;
 *   Observer = {
 *     onDispatchedEvent(thread) {
 *       NativeQueue.signal();
 *     }
 *     onProcessNextEvent(thread, mayWait, recursionDepth) {
 *       if (NativeQueue.hasNextEvent())
 *         NativeQueue.processNextEvent();
 *       while (mayWait && !thread.hasPendingEvent()) {
 *         NativeQueue.wait();
 *         NativeQueue.processNextEvent();
 *       }
 *     }
 *   };
 *
 * NOTE: The implementation of this interface must be threadsafe.
 * 
 * NOTE: It is valid to change the thread's observer during a call to an
 *       observer method.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(81D0B509-F198-4417-8020-08EB4271491F)]
interface nsIThreadObserver : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * This method is called after an event has been dispatched to the thread.
   * This method may be called from any thread. 
   *
   * @param thread
   *   The thread where the event is being dispatched.
   */
  void onDispatchedEvent(in nsIThreadInternal thread);

  /**
   * This method is called (from nsIThread::ProcessNextEvent) before an event
   * is processed.  This method is only called on the target thread.
   *
   * @param thread
   *   The thread being asked to process another event.
   * @param mayWait
   *   Indicates whether or not the method is allowed to block the calling
   *   thread.  For example, this parameter is false during thread shutdown.
   * @param recursionDepth
   *   Indicates the number of calls to ProcessNextEvent on the call stack in
   *   addition to the current call.
   */
  void onProcessNextEvent(in nsIThreadInternal thread, in boolean mayWait,
                          in unsigned long recursionDepth);

  /**
   * This method is called (from nsIThread::ProcessNextEvent) after an event
   * is processed.  This method is only called on the target thread.
   *
   * @param thread
   *   The thread that processed another event.
   * @param recursionDepth
   *   Indicates the number of calls to ProcessNextEvent on the call stack in
   *   addition to the current call.
   */
  void afterProcessNextEvent(in nsIThreadInternal thread,
                             in unsigned long recursionDepth);
};

/**
 * Interface passed to the nsIThreadInternal::PushEventQueue method.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(a0605c0b-17f5-4681-b8cd-a1cd75d42559)]
interface nsIThreadEventFilter : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * This method is called to determine whether or not an event may be accepted
   * by a "nested" event queue (see nsIThreadInternal::PushEventQueue).
   *
   * @param event
   *   The event being dispatched.
   *
   * WARNING: This method must not make any calls on the thread object.
   */
  [notxpcom] boolean acceptEvent(in nsIRunnable event);
};