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017    package org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins;
018    
019    import java.lang.annotation.Documented;
020    import java.lang.annotation.ElementType;
021    import java.lang.annotation.Retention;
022    import java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy;
023    import 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     */
029    @Documented
030    @Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME)
031    @Target(ElementType.METHOD)
032    public @interface PluginFactory {
033    
034    }