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<?php

/*
 * This file is part of the Symfony package.
 *
 * (c) Fabien Potencier <fabien@symfony.com>
 *
 * For the full copyright and license information, please view the LICENSE
 * file that was distributed with this source code.
 */

namespace Symfony\Component\Serializer\Normalizer;

/**
 * Defines the most basic interface a class must implement to be denormalizable
 *
 * If a denormalizer is registered for the class and it doesn't implement
 * the Denormalizable interfaces, the normalizer will be used instead
 *
 * @author Jordi Boggiano <j.boggiano@seld.be>
 */
interface DenormalizableInterface
{
    /**
     * Denormalizes the object back from an array of scalars|arrays.
     *
     * It is important to understand that the denormalize() call should denormalize
     * recursively all child objects of the implementor.
     *
     * @param DenormalizerInterface $denormalizer The denormalizer is given so that you
     *   can use it to denormalize objects contained within this object.
     * @param array|scalar $data   The data from which to re-create the object.
     * @param string|null  $format The format is optionally given to be able to denormalize differently
     *   based on different input formats.
     */
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    public function denormalize(DenormalizerInterface $denormalizer, $data, $format = null);
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}