Interface Decoder

    • Method Summary

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      Modifier and Type Method Description
      java.lang.Object decode​(java.lang.Object source)
      Decodes an "encoded" Object and returns a "decoded" Object.
    • Method Detail

      • decode

        java.lang.Object decode​(java.lang.Object source)
                         throws DecoderException
        Decodes an "encoded" Object and returns a "decoded" Object. Note that the implementation of this interface will try to cast the Object parameter to the specific type expected by a particular Decoder implementation. If a ClassCastException occurs this decode method will throw a DecoderException.
        source - the object to decode
        a 'decoded" object
        DecoderException - a decoder exception can be thrown for any number of reasons. Some good candidates are that the parameter passed to this method is null, a param cannot be cast to the appropriate type for a specific encoder.