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/*! \file cashflow.hpp
    \brief Base class for cash flows
*/

#ifndef quantlib_cash_flow_hpp
#define quantlib_cash_flow_hpp

#include <ql/event.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! Base class for cash flows
    /*! This class is purely virtual and acts as a base class for the
        actual cash flow implementations.
    */
00036     class CashFlow : public Event {
      public:
        virtual ~CashFlow() {}
        //! \name CashFlow interface
        //@{
        //! returns the amount of the cash flow
        /*! \note The amount is not discounted, i.e., it is the actual
                  amount paid at the cash flow date.
        */
        virtual Real amount() const = 0;
        //! \note This is inheirited from the event class
        virtual Date date() const = 0;
        //@}
        //! \name Visitability
        //@{
        virtual void accept(AcyclicVisitor&);
        //@}
    };


    // inline definitions

    inline void CashFlow::accept(AcyclicVisitor& v) {
        Visitor<CashFlow>* v1 = dynamic_cast<Visitor<CashFlow>*>(&v);
        if (v1 != 0)
            v1->visit(*this);
        else
            Event::accept(v);
    }

}


#endif

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