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019package org.apache.shiro.aop;
020
021import java.lang.reflect.Method;
022
023/**
024 * 3rd-party API independent representation of a method invocation.  This is needed so Shiro can support other
025 * MethodInvocation instances from other AOP frameworks/APIs.
026 *
027 * @since 0.1
028 */
029public interface MethodInvocation {
030
031    /**
032     * Continues the method invocation chain, or if the last in the chain, the method itself.
033     *
034     * @return the result of the Method invocation.
035     * @throws Throwable if the method or chain throws a Throwable
036     */
037    Object proceed() throws Throwable;
038
039    /**
040     * Returns the actual {@link Method Method} to be invoked.
041     *
042     * @return the actual {@link Method Method} to be invoked.
043     */
044    Method getMethod();
045
046    /**
047     * Returns the (possibly null) arguments to be supplied to the method invocation.
048     *
049     * @return the (possibly null) arguments to be supplied to the method invocation.
050     */
051    Object[] getArguments();
052
053    /**
054     * Returns the object that holds the current joinpoint's static part.
055     * For instance, the target object for an invocation.
056     *
057     * @return the object that holds the current joinpoint's static part.
058     * @since 1.0
059     */
060    Object getThis();
061
062
063}
064