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<?php
/*
* This file is part of the Symfony package.
*
* (c) Fabien Potencier <fabien@symfony.com>
*
* For the full copyright and license information, please view the LICENSE
* file that was distributed with this source code.
*/
namespace Symfony\Component\Serializer;
/**
* Defines the interface of the Serializer.
*
* @author Jordi Boggiano <j.boggiano@seld.be>
*/
interface SerializerInterface
{
/**
* Serializes data in the appropriate format.
*
* @param mixed $data any data
* @param string $format format name
* @param array $context options normalizers/encoders have access to
*
* @return string
*/
public function serialize($data, $format, array $context = array());
/**
* Deserializes data into the given type.
*
* @param mixed $data
* @param string $type
* @param string $format
* @param array $context
*
* @return object
*/
public function deserialize($data, $type, $format, array $context = array());
}