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Provides the highest level of abstraction for Decoders.
This is the sister interface of
Decoders implement this common generic interface.
Allows a user to pass a generic Object to any Decoder implementation in the codec package.
One of the two interfaces at the center of the codec package.
occurs this decode method will throw a DecoderException.
sourcethe object to decode
DecoderExceptiona 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.