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 /*
  * Copyright 2012 Daniel Bechler
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package de.danielbechler.diff.annotation;
Annotation to be used on property getters in order to configure if and how they should be treated during object comparison.

Author(s):
Daniel Bechler
public @interface ObjectDiffProperty
{
Causes the Differs to skip the marked property and all its children.

Returns:
true if the property should be ignored.
	public boolean ignore() default false;

Causes the Differs to compare the object by using the Object.equals(Object) method instead of introspection.

Returns:
true if the property should be compared via Object.equals(Object).
	public boolean equalsOnly() default false;

Categories will be passed along with the object node and can be used for advanced filtering of specific property groups.

Returns:
The categories for this property.
	public String[] categories() default {};
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