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1   /**
2    * Logback: the reliable, generic, fast and flexible logging framework.
3    * Copyright (C) 1999-2015, QOS.ch. All rights reserved.
4    *
5    * This program and the accompanying materials are dual-licensed under
6    * either the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0 as published by
7    * the Eclipse Foundation
8    *
9    *   or (per the licensee's choosing)
10   *
11   * under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1
12   * as published by the Free Software Foundation.
13   */
14  package ch.qos.logback.core;
15  
16  import ch.qos.logback.core.spi.ContextAware;
17  import ch.qos.logback.core.spi.FilterAttachable;
18  import ch.qos.logback.core.spi.LifeCycle;
19  
20  public interface Appender<E> extends LifeCycle, ContextAware, FilterAttachable<E> {
21  
22      /**
23       * Get the name of this appender. The name uniquely identifies the appender.
24       */
25      String getName();
26  
27      /**
28       * This is where an appender accomplishes its work. Note that the argument 
29       * is of type Object.
30       * @param event
31       */
32      void doAppend(E event) throws LogbackException;
33  
34      /**
35       * Set the name of this appender. The name is used by other components to
36       * identify this appender.
37       * 
38       */
39      void setName(String name);
40  
41  }