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// Copyright (c) 2011 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.
#include "base/macros.h"
// base::AutoReset<> is useful for setting a variable to a new value only within
// a particular scope. An base::AutoReset<> object resets a variable to its
// original value upon destruction, making it an alternative to writing
// "var = false;" or "var = old_val;" at all of a block's exit points.
// This should be obvious, but note that an base::AutoReset<> instance should
// have a shorter lifetime than its scoped_variable, to prevent invalid memory
// writes when the base::AutoReset<> object is destroyed.
namespace base {
template<typename T>
class AutoReset {
AutoReset(T* scoped_variable, T new_value)
: scoped_variable_(scoped_variable),
original_value_(*scoped_variable) {
*scoped_variable_ = new_value;
~AutoReset() { *scoped_variable_ = original_value_; }
T* scoped_variable_;
T original_value_;
} // namespace base
#endif // BASE_AUTO_RESET_H_