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/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
 * file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. */

#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface nsIRunnable;

/**
 * This service allows access to the current thread's Chromium MessageLoop
 * instance, with some extra sugar added.  If you're calling from C++, it may
 * or may not make sense for you to use this interface.  If you're calling from
 * JS, you don't have a choice!
 *
 * Right now, you can only call PostIdleTask(), but nothing is stopping you
 * from adding other methods.
 *
 * nsIMessageLoop's contractid is "@mozilla.org/message-loop;1".
 */
[scriptable, uuid(3E8C58E8-E52C-43E0-8E66-669CA788FF5F)]
interface nsIMessageLoop : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Posts a task to be run when this thread's message loop is idle, or after
   * ensureRunsAfterMS milliseconds have elapsed.  (That is, the task is
   * guaranteed to run /eventually/.)
   *
   * Note that if the event loop is busy, we will hold a reference to the task
   * until ensureRunsAfterMS milliseconds have elapsed.  Be careful when
   * specifying long timeouts and tasks which hold references to windows or
   * other large objects, because you can leak memory in a difficult-to-detect
   * way!
   */
  void postIdleTask(in nsIRunnable task, in uint32_t ensureRunsAfterMS);
};