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017package org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins;
018
019import java.lang.annotation.Documented;
020import java.lang.annotation.ElementType;
021import java.lang.annotation.Retention;
022import java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy;
023import java.lang.annotation.Target;
024
025/**
026 * Identifies a Method as the factory to create the plugin. This annotation should only be used on a {@code static}
027 * method, and its parameters should be annotated with the appropriate Plugin annotations.
028 * <p>
029 * There can only be one factory method per class.
030 * </p>
031 */
032@Documented
033@Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME)
034@Target(ElementType.METHOD)
035public @interface PluginFactory {
036
037}