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IChemObjectWriter.java

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package org.openscience.cdk.io;

import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.io.Writer;

import org.openscience.cdk.exception.CDKException;
import org.openscience.cdk.interfaces.IChemObject;

/**
 * This class is the interface that all IO writers should implement.
 * Programs need only care about this interface for any kind of IO.
 *
 * <p>Currently, database IO and file IO is supported. Internet IO is
 * expected.
 *
 * @cdk.module io
 * @cdk.githash
 *
 * @version  $Date$
 */
00048 public interface IChemObjectWriter extends IChemObjectIO {

    /**
     * Writes the content of "object" to output
     *
     * @param  object    the object of which the content is outputed
     *
     * @exception CDKException is thrown if the output
     *            does not support the data in the object
     */
    public void write(IChemObject object) throws CDKException;
    
    /**
     * Sets the Writer from which this ChemObjectWriter should write
     * the contents.
     */
    public void setWriter(Writer writer) throws CDKException;

    /**
     * Sets the OutputStream from which this ChemObjectWriter should write
     * the contents.
     */
    public void setWriter(OutputStream writer) throws CDKException;

}

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