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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>
#include <ql/math/comparison.hpp>
#include <vector>

00032 namespace QuantLib {

    //! Base class for cash flows
    /*! This class is purely virtual and acts as a base class for the
        actual cash flow implementations.
00038     class CashFlow : public Event {
        virtual ~CashFlow() {}
        //! \name Event interface
        //! \note This is inheriited from the event class
        virtual Date date() const = 0;
        //! \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;
        //! \name Visitability
        virtual void accept(AcyclicVisitor&);

    typedef std::vector<boost::shared_ptr<CashFlow> > Leg;

    template <>
    struct earlier_than<CashFlow>
            : public std::binary_function<CashFlow,CashFlow,bool> {
        bool operator()(const CashFlow& c1,
                        const CashFlow& c2) {
            return c1.date() < c2.date();

    // inline definitions

    inline void CashFlow::accept(AcyclicVisitor& v) {
        Visitor<CashFlow>* v1 = dynamic_cast<Visitor<CashFlow>*>(&v);
        if (v1 != 0)



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