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/* ScummVM - Graphic Adventure Engine
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 * $URL: https://scummvm.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scummvm/scummvm/tags/release-1-1-0/common/timer.h $
 * $Id: timer.h 38938 2009-02-27 22:19:33Z wjpalenstijn $
 */

#ifndef COMMON_TIMER_H
#define COMMON_TIMER_H

#include "common/scummsys.h"
#include "common/noncopyable.h"

namespace Common {

class TimerManager : NonCopyable {
public:
      typedef void (*TimerProc)(void *refCon);

      virtual ~TimerManager() {}

      /**
       * Install a new timer callback. It will from now be called every interval microseconds.
       * The timer may be invoked from a separate thread. Hence any timer code should be
       * written following the same safety guidelines as any other threaded code.
       *
       * @note Although the interval is specified in microseconds, the actual timer resolution
       *       may be lower. In particular, with the SDL backend the timer resolution is 10ms.
       * @param proc          the callback
       * @param interval      the interval in which the timer shall be invoked (in microseconds)
       * @param refCon  an arbitrary void pointer; will be passed to the timer callback
       * @return  true if the timer was installed successfully, false otherwise
       */
      virtual bool installTimerProc(TimerProc proc, int32 interval, void *refCon) = 0;

      /**
       * Remove the given timer callback. It will not be invoked anymore,
       * and no instance of this callback will be running anymore.
       */
      virtual void removeTimerProc(TimerProc proc) = 0;
};

} // End of namespace Common

#endif

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