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1   package ch.qos.logback.core.util;
2   
3   public interface InvocationGate {
4   
5       final long TIME_UNAVAILABLE = -1;
6   
7       /**
8        * The caller of this method can decide to skip further work if the returned value is true.
9        * 
10       * Implementations should be able to give a reasonable answer even if  current time date is unavailable.
11       * 
12       * @param currentTime can be TIME_UNAVAILABLE (-1) to signal that time is not available
13       * @return if true, caller should skip further work
14       */
15      public abstract boolean isTooSoon(long currentTime);
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17  }