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/*! \file daycounter.hpp
    \brief day counter class

#ifndef quantlib_day_counter_hpp
#define quantlib_day_counter_hpp

#include <ql/time/date.hpp>
#include <ql/errors.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! day counter class
    /*! This class provides methods for determining the length of a time
        period according to given market convention, both as a number
        of days and as a year fraction.

        The Bridge pattern is used to provide the base behavior of the
        day counter.

        \ingroup datetime
00043     class DayCounter {
        //! abstract base class for day counter implementations
00046         class Impl {
            virtual ~Impl() {}
            virtual std::string name() const = 0;
            //! to be overloaded by more complex day counters
00051             virtual BigInteger dayCount(const Date& d1,
                                        const Date& d2) const {
                return (d2-d1);
            virtual Time yearFraction(const Date& d1,
                                      const Date& d2,
                                      const Date& refPeriodStart,
                                      const Date& refPeriodEnd) const = 0;
        boost::shared_ptr<Impl> impl_;
        /*! This constructor can be invoked by derived classes which
            define a given implementation.
00064         DayCounter(const boost::shared_ptr<Impl>& impl) : impl_(impl) {}
        /*! The default constructor returns a day counter with a null
            implementation, which is therefore unusable except as a
00070         DayCounter() {}
        //! \name DayCounter interface
        //!  Returns whether or not the day counter is initialized
        bool empty() const;
        //! Returns the name of the day counter.
        /*! \warning This method is used for output and comparison between
                day counters. It is <b>not</b> meant to be used for writing
                switch-on-type code.
        std::string name() const;
        //! Returns the number of days between two dates.
        BigInteger dayCount(const Date&,
                            const Date&) const;
        //! Returns the period between two dates as a fraction of year.
        Time yearFraction(const Date&, const Date&,
                          const Date& refPeriodStart = Date(),
                          const Date& refPeriodEnd = Date()) const;

    // comparison based on name

    /*! Returns <tt>true</tt> iff the two day counters belong to the same
        derived class.
        \relates DayCounter
    bool operator==(const DayCounter&,
                    const DayCounter&);

    /*! \relates DayCounter */
    bool operator!=(const DayCounter&,
                    const DayCounter&);

    /*! \relates DayCounter */
    std::ostream& operator<<(std::ostream&,
                             const DayCounter&);

    // inline definitions

00111     inline bool DayCounter::empty() const {
        return !impl_;

00115     inline std::string DayCounter::name() const {
        QL_REQUIRE(impl_, "no implementation provided");
        return impl_->name();

00120     inline BigInteger DayCounter::dayCount(const Date& d1,
                                           const Date& d2) const {
        QL_REQUIRE(impl_, "no implementation provided");
        return impl_->dayCount(d1,d2);

00126     inline Time DayCounter::yearFraction(const Date& d1, const Date& d2,
        const Date& refPeriodStart, const Date& refPeriodEnd) const {
            QL_REQUIRE(impl_, "no implementation provided");
            return impl_->yearFraction(d1,d2,refPeriodStart,refPeriodEnd);

00133     inline bool operator==(const DayCounter& d1, const DayCounter& d2) {
        return (d1.empty() && d2.empty())
            || (!d1.empty() && !d2.empty() && d1.name() == d2.name());

00138     inline bool operator!=(const DayCounter& d1, const DayCounter& d2) {
        return !(d1 == d2);

00142     inline std::ostream& operator<<(std::ostream& out, const DayCounter &d) {
        return out << d.name();



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