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 package com.fasterxml.jackson.core.util;

Add-on interface used to indicate things that may be "blueprint" objects which can not be used as is, but are used for creating usable per-process (serialization, deserialization) instances, using createInstance() method.

Note that some implementations may choose to implement createInstance() by simply returning 'this': this is acceptable if instances are stateless.

Since:
2.1
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public interface Instantiatable<T>
{
    
Method called to ensure that we have a non-blueprint object to use; it is either this object (if stateless), or a newly created object with separate state.
    T createInstance();
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