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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, 2009 StatPro Italia srl

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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>
#include <boost/optional.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! global repository for run-time library settings
00037     class Settings : public Singleton<Settings> {
        friend class Singleton<Settings>;
      private:
        Settings();
00041         class DateProxy : public ObservableValue<Date> {
          public:
            DateProxy();
            DateProxy& operator=(const Date&);
            operator Date() const;
        };
        friend std::ostream& operator<<(std::ostream&, const DateProxy&);
      public:
        //! the date at which pricing is to be performed.
        /*! Client code can inspect the evaluation date, as in:
            \code
            Date d = Settings::instance().evaluationDate();
            \endcode
            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:
            \code
            Settings::instance().evaluationDate() = d;
            \endcode
            and can register with it, as in:
            \code
            registerWith(Settings::instance().evaluationDate());
            \endcode
            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;

        /*! This flag specifies whether or not cashflows occurring on
            the NPV date should, by default, enter the NPV.  It can be
            overridden locally when calling the NPV-related
            methods.
        */
        bool& includeReferenceDateCashFlows();
        bool includeReferenceDateCashFlows() const;

        /*! If set, this flag specifies whether or not cashflows
            occurring on today's date should enter the NPV.  When the
            NPV date (i.e., the date at which the cash flows are
            discounted) equals today's date, this flag overrides the
            behavior chosen for the NPV date.
        */
        boost::optional<bool>& includeTodaysCashFlows();
        boost::optional<bool> includeTodaysCashFlows() const;

        bool& enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings();
        bool enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings() const;
      private:
        DateProxy evaluationDate_;
        bool includeReferenceDateCashFlows_;
        boost::optional<bool> includeTodaysCashFlows_;
        bool enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings_;
    };


    // helper class to temporarily and safely change the settings
00102     class SavedSettings {
      public:
        SavedSettings();
        ~SavedSettings();
      private:
        Date evaluationDate_;
        bool includeReferenceDateCashFlows_;
        boost::optional<bool> includeTodaysCashFlows_;
        bool enforcesTodaysHistoricFixings_;
    };

}


#endif


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