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1   /*
2    * Copyright (C) 2007 the original author or authors.
3    * 
4    * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except
5    * in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
6    * 
7    * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
8    * 
9    * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License
10   * is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express
11   * or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under
12   * the License.
13   */
14  
15  package org.codehaus.plexus.metadata;
16  
17  import java.util.List;
18  
19  import org.codehaus.plexus.component.repository.ComponentDescriptor;
20  
21  /**
22   * An abstraction to allow pluggable {@link ComponentDescriptor} extraction to be dropped.
23   * 
24   * @version $Id$
25   */
26  public interface ComponentDescriptorExtractor
27  {
28      String ROLE = ComponentDescriptorExtractor.class.getName();
29  
30      List<ComponentDescriptor<?>> extract( MetadataGenerationRequest configuration, ComponentDescriptor<?>[] roleDefaults )
31          throws Exception;
32  }