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package net.sourceforge.argparse4j.inf;

This interface defines type conversion method.

Parameters:
<T> Type this object convert to.
public interface ArgumentType<T> {

    

Converts value to appropriate type.

If the objects derived from java.lang.RuntimeException are thrown in conversion because of invalid input from command line, subclass must catch these exceptions and wrap them in ArgumentParserException and give simple error message to explain what happened briefly.

Parameters:
parser The aprser.
arg The argument this type attached to.
value The attribute value.
Returns:
Converted object.
Throws:
ArgumentParserException If conversion fails.
    T convert(ArgumentParser parserArgument argString value)
            throws ArgumentParserException;
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