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1   /* This file is part of COPAL (COntext Provisioning for All).
2    *
3    * COPAL is a part of SM4All (Smart hoMes for All) project.
4    *
5    * COPAL is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
6    * it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
7    * the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
8    * (at your option) any later version.
9    *
10   * COPAL is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
11   * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
12   * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
13   * GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
14   *
15   * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
16   * along with COPAL. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
17   */
18  package at.ac.tuwien.infosys.sm4all.copal.api.util;
19  
20  /**
21   * Interface for classes that can unmarshal instances of class <code>T</code>.
22   * 
23   * @param <T> the type of unmarshaled and marshaled value.
24   * @author sanjin
25   */
26  public interface Unmarshaller<T> extends Marshaller<T> {
27  
28      /**
29       * Unmarshals an instance of class <code>T</code>.
30       * 
31       * @return an unmarshaled instance.
32       * @throws FailedUnmarshallingException if unmarshalling was unsuccessful.
33       */
34      T unmarshal() throws FailedUnmarshallingException;
35  }