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 /*
  *  Copyright 2001-2005 Stephen Colebourne
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package org.joda.time.convert;
PeriodConverter defines how an object is converted to a time period.

Author(s):
Stephen Colebourne
Brian S O'Neill
Since:
1.0
public interface PeriodConverter extends Converter {

    
Extracts duration values from an object of this converter's type, and sets them into the given ReadWritableDuration.

Parameters:
period the period to modify
object the object to convert, must not be null
chrono the chronology to use, must not be null
Throws:
java.lang.ClassCastException if the object is invalid
    void setInto(ReadWritablePeriod periodObject objectChronology chrono);

    
Selects a suitable period type for the given object.

Parameters:
object the object to examine, must not be null
Returns:
the period type, never null
Throws:
java.lang.ClassCastException if the object is invalid
    PeriodType getPeriodType(Object object);
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