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019    package org.apache.shiro.util;
020    
021    /**
022     * Interface for components that can match source strings against a specified pattern string.
023     * <p/>
024     * Different implementations can support different pattern types, for example, Ant style path expressions, or
025     * regular expressions, or other types of text based patterns.
026     *
027     * @see org.apache.shiro.util.AntPathMatcher AntPathMatcher
028     * @since 0.9 RC2
029     */
030    public interface PatternMatcher {
031    
032        /**
033         * Returns <code>true</code> if the given <code>source</code> matches the specified <code>pattern</code>,
034         * <code>false</code> otherwise.
035         *
036         * @param pattern the pattern to match against
037         * @param source  the source to match
038         * @return <code>true</code> if the given <code>source</code> matches the specified <code>pattern</code>,
039         *         <code>false</code> otherwise.
040         */
041        boolean matches(String pattern, String source);
042    }