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// ============================================================================
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// == AMDiS - Adaptive multidimensional simulations                          ==
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// ==  crystal growth group                                                  ==
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// ==  Stiftung caesar                                                       ==
// ==  Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2                                                 ==
// ==  53175 Bonn                                                            ==
// ==  germany                                                               ==
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// ==  http://www.caesar.de/cg/AMDiS                                         ==
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/** \file CreatorInterface.h */

#ifndef AMDIS_CREATORINTERFACE_H
#define AMDIS_CREATORINTERFACE_H

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#include "DOFMatrix.h"

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namespace AMDiS {

  /** \ingroup Common
   * \brief
   * Interface for the implementation of the factory method pattern.
   * The creation of an object of a sub class of BaseClass is deligated
   * to a corresponding sub class of Creator<BaseClass>. So it is possible to
   * manage a CreatorMap, which can be extended at run-time. An example is
   * the OEMSolverMap: If you write your own OEMSolver sub class and a
   * corresponding Creator<OEMSolver<T> >, you can add the creator together
   * with a key string to the OEMSolverMap. Then you can create an OEMSolver
   * depending of a key string read from the init file, which can also be
   * your own new solver.
   */
  template<typename BaseClass>
  class CreatorInterface
  {
  public:
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    virtual ~CreatorInterface() {}
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    /** \brief
     * Must be implemented by sub classes of CreatorInterface.
     * Creates a new instance of the sub class of BaseClass.
     */
    virtual BaseClass* create() = 0;

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    virtual BaseClass* create(const DOFMatrix::base_matrix_type& A) { 
      return 0; 
    }
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    /// Can be implemented by sub classes.
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    virtual void free(BaseClass *) {}
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    ///
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    virtual bool isNullCreator() { 
      return false; 
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    }
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  };

  /** \brief
   * A Creator which creates no object abd returns NULL instead.
   * Used together with the key word 'no' in CreatorMap.
   */
  template<typename BaseClass>
  class NullCreator : public CreatorInterface<BaseClass>
  {
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    /// Creates no object.
    BaseClass* create() {
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      return NULL; 
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    }
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    ///
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    virtual bool isNullCreator() { 
      return true; 
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    }
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  };

}

#endif