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<?php

/**
 * interface that represents a dwoo plugin proxy
 *
 * This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty.
 * In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.
 *
 * @author     Denis Arh <hide@address.com>
 * @author     Jordi Boggiano <hide@address.com>
 * @copyright  Copyright (c) 2008, Denis Arh, Jordi Boggiano
 * @license    http://dwoo.org/LICENSE   Modified BSD License
 * @link       http://dwoo.org/
 * @version    1.0.0
 * @date       2008-10-23
 * @package    Dwoo
 */
interface Dwoo_IPluginProxy
{
	/**
	 * returns true or false to say whether the given plugin is handled by this proxy or not
	 *
	 * @param string $name the plugin name
	 * @return bool true if the plugin is known and usable, otherwise false
	 */
	public function handles($name);

	/**
	 * returns the code (as a string) to call the plugin
	 * (this will be executed at runtime inside the Dwoo class)
	 *
	 * @param string $name the plugin name
	 * @param array $params a parameter array, array key "*" is the rest array
	 * @return string
	 */
	public function getCode($name, $params);

	/**
	 * returns a callback to the plugin, this is used with the reflection API to
	 * find out about the plugin's parameter names etc.
	 *
	 * should you need a rest array without the possibility to edit the
	 * plugin's code, you can provide a callback to some
	 * other function with the correct parameter signature, i.e. :
	 * <code>
	 * return array($this, "callbackHelper");
	 * // and callbackHelper would be as such:
	 * public function callbackHelper(array $rest=array()){}
	 * </code>
	 *
	 * @param string $name the plugin name
	 * @return callback
	 */
	public function getCallback($name);

	/**
	 * returns some code that will check if the plugin is loaded and if not load it
	 * this is optional, if your plugins are autoloaded or whatever, just return an
	 * empty string
	 *
	 * @param string $name the plugin name
	 * @return string
	 */
	public function getLoader($name);
}
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