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package org.osgi.service.blueprint.container;

Type converter to convert an object to a target type.

Author(s):
$Id: baf2391dfd6e84d36ca0a50d4743da4dd62e5f41 $
ThreadSafe:
public interface Converter {

Return if this converter is able to convert the specified object to the specified type.

Parameters:
sourceObject The source object s to convert.
targetType The target type T.
Returns:
true if the conversion is possible, false otherwise.
	boolean canConvert(Object sourceObjectReifiedType targetType);

Convert the specified object to an instance of the specified type.

Parameters:
sourceObject The source object s to convert.
targetType The target type T.
Returns:
An instance with a type that is assignable from targetType's raw class
Throws:
java.lang.Exception If the conversion cannot succeed. This exception should not be thrown when the canConvert method has returned true.
	Object convert(Object sourceObjectReifiedType targetTypethrows Exception;
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