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package com.google.gson;

import java.lang.reflect.Type;

/**
 * Context for deserialization that is passed to a custom deserializer during invocation of its
 * {@link JsonDeserializer#deserialize(JsonElement, Type, JsonDeserializationContext)}
 * method.
 *
 * @author Inderjeet Singh
 * @author Joel Leitch
 */
public interface JsonDeserializationContext {

  /**
   * Invokes default deserialization on the specified object. It should never be invoked on
   * the element received as a parameter of the
   * {@link JsonDeserializer#deserialize(JsonElement, Type, JsonDeserializationContext)} method. Doing
   * so will result in an infinite loop since Gson will in-turn call the custom deserializer again.
   *
   * @param json the parse tree.
   * @param typeOfT type of the expected return value.
   * @param  The type of the deserialized object.
   * @return An object of type typeOfT.
   * @throws JsonParseException if the parse tree does not contain expected data.
   */
  public  T deserialize(JsonElement json, Type typeOfT) throws JsonParseException;
}