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#ifndef nsIDOMGCParticipant_h_
#define nsIDOMGCParticipant_h_

#include "nsISupports.h"

template<class E> class nsCOMArray;

// 0e2a5a8d-28fd-4a5c-8bf1-5b0067ff3286
#define NS_IDOMGCPARTICIPANT_IID \
{ 0x0e2a5a8d, 0x28fd, 0x4a5c, \
  {0x8b, 0xf1, 0x5b, 0x00, 0x67, 0xff, 0x32, 0x86} }

/**
 * DOM GC Participants are objects that expose information about
 * reachability in the native object graphs to help prevent script ->
 * native -> script cyclical reference from causing leaks due to the
 * creation of garbage collection roots and native/script boundaries.
 *
 * Some implementations of nsIDOMGCParticipant may be responsible for
 * enforcing the requirement that callers of
 * |nsDOMClassInfo::PreserveWrapper| must call
 * |nsDOMClassInfo::ReleaseWrapper| before the nsIDOMGCParticipant
 * argument to the former is destroyed.
 */
00062 class nsIDOMGCParticipant : public nsISupports
{
public:
  NS_DECLARE_STATIC_IID_ACCESSOR(NS_IDOMGCPARTICIPANT_IID)

  /**
   * Get a reference node for what is known to be a strongly connected
   * component of nsIDOMGCParticipants.  For example, DOM trees are
   * strongly connected, so can return the root node to greatly reduce
   * the number of nodes on which we need to run graph algorithms.
   *
   * Note that it's acceptable for nodes in a single strongly connected
   * component to return different values for GetSCCIndex, as long as
   * those two values claim that they're reachable from each other in
   * AppendReachableList.
   */
  virtual nsIDOMGCParticipant* GetSCCIndex() = 0;

  /**
   * Append the list of nsIDOMGCPartipants reachable from this one via
   * C++ getters exposed to script that return a different result from
   * |GetSCCIndex|.  The caller is responsible for taking the transitive
   * closure of |AppendReachableList|.
   *
   * This will only be called on objects that are returned by GetSCCIndex.
   *
   * null pointers may be appended; they will be ignored by the caller.
   */
  virtual void AppendReachableList(nsCOMArray<nsIDOMGCParticipant>& aArray) = 0;
};

NS_DEFINE_STATIC_IID_ACCESSOR(nsIDOMGCParticipant, NS_IDOMGCPARTICIPANT_IID)

#endif // !defined(nsIDOMGCParticipant_h_)

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