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* This file is part of the Symfony package.
* (c) Fabien Potencier <>
* For the full copyright and license information, please view the LICENSE
* file that was distributed with this source code.
namespace Symfony\Component\Serializer\Normalizer;
* Defines the most basic interface a class must implement to be denormalizable.
* If a denormalizer is registered for the class and it doesn't implement
* the Denormalizable interfaces, the normalizer will be used instead
* @author Jordi Boggiano <>
interface DenormalizableInterface
* Denormalizes the object back from an array of scalars|arrays.
* It is important to understand that the denormalize() call should denormalize
* recursively all child objects of the implementor.
* @param DenormalizerInterface $denormalizer The denormalizer is given so that you
* can use it to denormalize objects contained within this object
* @param array|string|int|float|bool $data The data from which to re-create the object
* @param string|null $format The format is optionally given to be able to denormalize
* differently based on different input formats
* @param array $context Options for denormalizing
public function denormalize(DenormalizerInterface $denormalizer, $data, $format = null, array $context = []);