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Interface for extendable query objects.

"Extenders" follow the "Decorator" OOP design pattern. That is, they wrap and "decorate" another object. In our case, they implement the same interface as select queries and wrap a select query, to which they delegate almost all operations. Subclasses of this class may implement additional methods or override existing methods as appropriate. Extenders may also wrap other extender objects, allowing for arbitrarily complex "enhanced" queries.

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QueryExtendableInterface::extendEnhance this object by wrapping it in an extender object.

includes/database/select.inc, line 20

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interface QueryExtendableInterface {

   * Enhance this object by wrapping it in an extender object.
   * @param $extender_name
   *   The base name of the extending class.  The base name will be checked
   *   against the current database connection to allow driver-specific subclasses
   *   as well, using the same logic as the query objects themselves.  For example,
   *   PagerDefault_mysql is the MySQL-specific override for PagerDefault.
   * @return QueryExtendableInterface
   *   The extender object, which now contains a reference to this object.
  public function extend($extender_name);

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