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    1   /*
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    8    * 
    9    *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
   10    * 
   11    * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software 
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   16    */
   17   
   18   package org.apache.jdo.model.java;
   19   
   20   /**
   21    * This is the super interface for all the JavaModel elements, such as 
   22    * JavaField, JavaType, etc.
   23    * 
   24    * @author Michael Bouschen
   25    * @since JDO 2.0
   26    */
   27   public interface JavaElement 
   28   {
   29   
   30       /**
   31        * Returns the environment specific instance wrapped by this JavaModel
   32        * element. E.g. a runtime implementation of JavaField might use a
   33        * java.lang.reflect.Field instance as the underlying object.
   34        * @return the environment specific instance wrapped by this JavaModel
   35        * element.
   36        */
   37       public Object getUnderlyingObject();
   38       
   39   }

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