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Interfaces to PathEngine, the testbed and objects created by PathEngine are implemented as virtual
methods on abstract base classes.
This approach means that direct linkage is only required for initally obtaining a pointer to a
Other interfaces may then be obtained, and objects created, by calling methods on that root interface.
This approach also enables methods to be added to the interface whilst retaining binary compatibility with code compiled against earlier versions of the interface.
The following methods are provided as standard by the root interfaces (i.e. iPathEngine and iTestBed).
These methods may therefore be used to call against any binaries impementing the interface, in order to query information about the code behind the interface, and to check that the calling code is compatible with the code behind the interface.
virtual const char** getVersionAttributes() const=0; virtual int32_t getInterfaceMajorVersion() const=0; virtual int32_t getInterfaceMinorVersion() const=0;
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