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    Core XPCOM functions

    XPCOM provides a number of global functions which are used to initialize and shut down the XPCOM library, as well as to allocate memory, get access to services, and to instantiate interfaces.

    NS_Alloc
    Infallibly allocates a block of memory using the XPCOM memory manager.
    NS_Free
    Frees a block of memory using the XPCOM memory manager.
    NS_GetComponentManager
    The NS_GetComponentManager function returns a reference to the XPCOM Component Manager.
    NS_GetComponentRegistrar
    The NS_GetComponentRegistrar function returns a reference to the XPCOM Component Registrar.
    NS_GetMemoryManager
    The NS_GetMemoryManager function returns a reference to the XPCOM Memory Manager.
    NS_GetServiceManager
    The NS_GetServiceManager function returns a reference to the XPCOM service manager.
    NS_InitXPCOM2
    The NS_InitXPCOM2 function initiates use of XPCOM in the calling process.
    NS_InitXPCOM3
    The NS_InitXPCOM3 function initiates use of XPCOM in the calling process with support for statically defined XPCOM modules.
    NS_NewLocalFile
    The NS_NewLocalFile function creates an instance of nsILocalFile that provides a platform independent representation of a file path.
    NS_NewNativeLocalFile
    The NS_NewNativeLocalFile function creates an instance of nsILocalFile that provides a platform independent representation of a file path.
    NS_Realloc
    Reallocates a block of memory using the XPCOM memory manager.
    NS_ShutdownXPCOM
    The NS_ShutdownXPCOM function terminates use of XPCOM in the calling process.
    nsresult
    The nsresult data type is a strongly-typed enum used to represent a value returned by an XPCOM function; these are typically error or status codes. For a list of defined result values, see Error codes returned by Mozilla APIs.

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