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017package org.apache.camel.spi;
018
019/**
020 * A pluggable strategy for creating and possibly dependency injecting objects
021 * which could be implemented using straight forward reflection or using Spring
022 * or Guice to perform dependency injection.
023 * 
024 * @version 
025 */
026public interface Injector {
027
028    /**
029     * Instantiates a new instance of the given type possibly injecting values
030     * into the object in the process
031     * 
032     * @param type the type of object to create
033     * @return a newly created instance
034     */
035    <T> T newInstance(Class<T> type);
036
037    /**
038     * Instantiates a new instance of the given object type possibly injecting values
039     * into the object in the process
040     *
041     * @param type the type of object to create
042     * @param instance an instance of the type to create
043     * @return a newly created instance
044     */
045    <T> T newInstance(Class<T> type, Object instance);
046
047}