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 * Copyright (C) 2006 Google Inc.
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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 * A scope is a level of visibility that instances provided by Guice may have.
 * By default, an instance created by the {@link Injector} has <i>no scope,
 * meaning it has no state from the framework's perspective -- the
 * {@code Injector} creates it, injects it once into the class that required it,
 * and then immediately forgets it. Associating a scope with a particular
 * binding allows the created instance to be "remembered" and possibly used
 * again for other injections.
 * <p>An example of a scope is {@link Scopes#SINGLETON}.
 * @author (Bob Lee)
public interface Scope {

   * Scopes a provider. The returned provider returns objects from this scope.
   * If an object does not exist in this scope, the provider can use the given
   * unscoped provider to retrieve one.
   * <p>Scope implementations are strongly encouraged to override
   * {@link Object#toString} in the returned provider and include the backing
   * provider's {@code toString()} output.
   * @param key binding key
   * @param unscoped locates an instance when one doesn't already exist in this
   *  scope.
   * @return a new provider which only delegates to the given unscoped provider
   *  when an instance of the requested object doesn't already exist in this
   *  scope
  public <T> Provider scope(Key key, Provider unscoped);

   * A short but useful description of this scope.  For comparison, the standard
   * scopes that ship with guice use the descriptions
   * {@code "Scopes.SINGLETON"}, {@code "ServletScopes.SESSION"} and
   * {@code "ServletScopes.REQUEST"}.
  String toString();

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