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/*
 * VarTrace.java --
 *
 *	Interface for creating variable traces.
 *
 * 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: VarTrace.java,v 1.1.1.1 1998/10/14 21:09:14 cvsadmin Exp $
 *
 */

package tcl.lang;

/*
 * This interface is used to make variable traces. To make a variable
 * trace, write a class that implements the VarTrace and call
 * Interp.traceVar with an instance of that class.
 * 
 */

public interface VarTrace {


/*
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 *
 * traceProc --
 *
 *	This function gets called when a variable is accessed.
 *
 * Results:
 *	None.
 *
 * Side effects:
 *	The traceProc can cause arbitrary side effects. If a
 *	TclException is thrown, error message is stored in the result
 *	of the interpreter.
 *
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 */

abstract public void
traceProc(
    Interp interp,		// Current interpreter.
    String part1,		// First part of the variable name.
    String part2,		// Second part of the var name. May be null.
    int flags)			// TCL.TRACE_READS, TCL.TRACE_WRITES or
				// TCL.TRACE_UNSETS (exactly one of these
				// bits will be set.)
throws
     TclException;		// The traceProc may throw a TclException
				// to indicate an error during the trace.

} // end VarTrace