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/*
 * TclEvent.java --
 *
 *	Abstract class for describing an event in the Tcl notifier
 *	API.
 *
 * Copyright (c) 1997 Cornell University.
 * Copyright (c) 1997 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 *
 * See the file "license.terms" for information on usage and
 * redistribution of this file, and for a DISCLAIMER OF ALL
 * WARRANTIES.
 * 
 * RCS: @(#) $Id: TclEvent.java,v 1.3 2003/03/11 01:45:53 mdejong Exp $
 *
 */

package tcl.lang;

/*
 * This is an abstract class that describes an event in the Jacl
 * implementation of the notifier. It contains package protected
 * fields and methods that are accessed by the Jacl notifier. Tcl Blend
 * needs a different implementation of the TclEvent base class.
 *
 * The only public methods in this class are processEvent() and
 * sync(). These methods must appear in both the Jacl and Tcl Blend versions
 * of this class.
 */

public abstract class TclEvent {

/*
 * The notifier in which this event is queued.
 */

Notifier notifier = null;

/*
 * This flag is true if sync() has been called on this object.
 */

boolean needsNotify = false;

/*
 * True if this event is current being processing. This flag provents
 * an event to be processed twice when the event loop is entered
 * recursively.
 */

boolean isProcessing = false;

/*
 * True if this event has been processed.
 */

boolean isProcessed = false;

/*
 * Links to the next event in the event queue.
 */

TclEvent next;


/*
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 *
 * processEvent --
 *
 *	Process the event. Override this method to implement new types
 *	of events.
 *	
 *	Note: this method is called by the primary thread of the
 *	notifier.
 *
 * Results:	
 *	1 means the event has been processed and can be removed from
 *	the event queue. 0 means the event should be deferred for
 *	processing later.
 *
 * Side effects:
 *	This method may have arbitrary side effects while processing
 *	the event.
 *
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 */

public abstract int
processEvent(
    int flags);			// Same as flags passed to Notifier.doOneEvent.


/*
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 *
 * sync --
 *
 *	Wait until the event is processed.
 *
 * Results:	
 *	None.
 *
 * Side effects:
 *	Arbitrary things may happen while this thread is waiting.
 *
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 */

public final void
sync()
{
    if (notifier == null) {
	throw new TclRuntimeError(
		"TclEvent is not queued when sync() is called");
    }

    if (Thread.currentThread() == notifier.primaryThread) {
	while (!isProcessed) {
	    notifier.serviceEvent(0);
	}
    } else {
	synchronized (this) {
	    needsNotify = true;
	    while (!isProcessed) {
	        try {
		    wait(0);
	        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
		    // Another thread has sent us an "interrupt"
		    // signal. We ignore it and continue waiting until
		    // the event is processed.

		    continue;
	        }
	    }
	}
    }
}

} // end TclEvent