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/* -*- mode: c++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */

 Copyright (C) 2007 Ferdinando Ametrano
 Copyright (C) 2007 François du Vignaud
 Copyright (C) 2004, 2005, 2007 StatPro Italia srl

 This file is part of QuantLib, a free-software/open-source library
 for financial quantitative analysts and developers - http://quantlib.org/

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/*! \file settings.hpp
    \brief global repository for run-time library settings

#ifndef quantlib_settings_hpp
#define quantlib_settings_hpp

#include <ql/patterns/singleton.hpp>
#include <ql/time/date.hpp>
#include <ql/utilities/observablevalue.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! global repository for run-time library settings
00036     class Settings : public Singleton<Settings> {
        friend class Singleton<Settings>;
        class DateProxy : public ObservableValue<Date> {
            DateProxy& operator=(const Date&);
            operator Date() const;
        friend std::ostream& operator<<(std::ostream&, const DateProxy&);
        //! the date at which pricing is to be performed.
        /*! Client code can inspect the evaluation date, as in:
            Date d = Settings::instance().evaluationDate();
            where today's date is returned if the evaluation date is
            set to the null date (its default value;) can set it to a
            new value, as in:
            Settings::instance().evaluationDate() = d;
            and can register with it, as in:
            to be notified when it is set to a new value.
            \warning a notification is not sent when the evaluation
                     date changes for natural causes---i.e., a date
                     was not explicitly set (which results in today's
                     date being used for pricing) and the current date
                     changes as the clock strikes midnight.
        DateProxy& evaluationDate();
        const DateProxy& evaluationDate() const;
        bool& enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings();
        bool enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings() const;
        DateProxy evaluationDate_;
        bool enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings_;

    // helper class to temporarily and safely change the settings
    class SavedSettings {
        Date evaluationDate_;
        bool enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings_;



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