public interface

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Class Overview

An empty marker interface for classes that want to support serialization and deserialization based on the ObjectOutputStream and ObjectInputStream classes. Implementing this interface is enough to make most classes serializable. If a class needs more fine-grained control over the serialization process (for example to implement compatibility with older versions of the class), it can achieve this by providing the following two methods (signatures must match exactly):

private void writeObject( out) throws IOException

private void readObject( in) throws IOException, ClassNotFoundException