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Known subclasses: twisted.manhole.explorer.Explorer
This means that it's copied; but there is some logic to make sure that it's only copied once. Additionally, when state is retrieved, it is passed a "proto-reference" to the state as it will exist on the client.
XXX: The documentation for this class needs work, but it's the most complex part of PB and it is inherently difficult to explain.
|Method||getStateToCacheAndObserveFor||Get state to cache on the client and client-cache reference to observe locally.|
|Method||jellyFor||Return an appropriate tuple to serialize me.|
|Method||stoppedObserving||This method is called when a client has stopped observing me.|
Inherited from Copyable:
|Method||getStateToCopy||Gather state to send when I am serialized for a peer.|
|Method||getStateToCopyFor||Gather state to send when I am serialized for a particular perspective.|
|Method||getTypeToCopy||Determine what type tag to send for me.|
|Method||getTypeToCopyFor||Determine what type tag to send for me.|
|Method||processUniqueID||Return an ID which uniquely represents this object for this process.|
This is similiar to getStateToCopyFor, but it additionally passes in a reference to the client-side RemoteCache instance that will be created when it is unserialized. This allows Cacheable instances to keep their RemoteCaches up to date when they change, such that no changes can occur between the point at which the state is initially copied and the client receives it that are not propogated.
The 'observer' argument is the same as that passed in to getStateToCacheAndObserveFor.