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

 Copyright (C) 2002, 2003 Ferdinando Ametrano
 Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 RiskMap srl
 Copyright (C) 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 pricingengine.hpp
    \brief Base class for pricing engines

#ifndef quantlib_pricing_engine_hpp
#define quantlib_pricing_engine_hpp

#include <ql/patterns/observable.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! interface for pricing engines
00034     class PricingEngine : public Observable {
        class arguments;
        class results;
        virtual ~PricingEngine() {}
        virtual arguments* getArguments() const = 0;
        virtual const results* getResults() const = 0;
        virtual void reset() = 0;
        virtual void calculate() const = 0;

00045     class PricingEngine::arguments {
        virtual ~arguments() {}
        virtual void validate() const = 0;

00051     class PricingEngine::results {
        virtual ~results() {}
        virtual void reset() = 0;

    //! template base class for option pricing engines
    /*! Derived engines only need to implement
        the <tt>calculate()</tt> method.
    template<class ArgumentsType, class ResultsType>
00063     class GenericEngine : public PricingEngine,
                          public Observer {
        PricingEngine::arguments* getArguments() const { return &arguments_; }
        const PricingEngine::results* getResults() const { return &results_; }
        void reset() { results_.reset(); }
00069         void update() { notifyObservers(); }
        mutable ArgumentsType arguments_;
        mutable ResultsType results_;



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