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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 normalizable.
* If a normalizer is registered for the class and it doesn't implement
* the Normalizable interfaces, the normalizer will be used instead.
* @author Jordi Boggiano <>
interface NormalizableInterface
* Normalizes the object into an array of scalars|arrays.
* It is important to understand that the normalize() call should normalize
* recursively all child objects of the implementor.
* @param NormalizerInterface $normalizer The normalizer is given so that you
* can use it to normalize objects contained within this object
* @param string|null $format The format is optionally given to be able to normalize differently
* based on different output formats
* @param array $context Options for normalizing this object
* @return array|string|int|float|bool
public function normalize(NormalizerInterface $normalizer, $format = null, array $context = []);