/*
 
* Copyright (c) 2003, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
 
* DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
 
*
 
* This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 
* under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
 
* published by the Free Software Foundation.
  
Oracle designates this
 
* particular file as subject to the "Classpath" exception as provided
 
* by Oracle in the LICENSE file that accompanied this code.
 
*
 
* This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
 
* ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
 
* FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  
See the GNU General Public License
 
* version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
 
* accompanied this code).
 
*
 
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
 
* 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
 
* Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
 
*
 
* Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
 
* or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
 
* questions.
 
*/

package java.io;

import java.io.IOException;

/**
 
* A {@code Closeable} is a source or destination of data that can be closed.
 
* The close method is invoked to release resources that the object is
 
* holding (such as open files).
 
*
 
* @since 1.5
 
*/

public interface Closeable extends AutoCloseable {

    
/**
     
* Closes this stream and releases any system resources associated
     
* with it. If the stream is already closed then invoking this
     
* method has no effect.
     
*
     
* <p> As noted in {@link AutoCloseable#close()}, cases where the
     
* close may fail require careful attention. It is strongly advised
     
* to relinquish the underlying resources and to internally
     
* <em>mark</em> the {@code Closeable} as closed, prior to throwing
     
* the {@code IOException}.
     
*
     
* @throws IOException if an I/O error occurs
     
*/

    
public void close() throws IOException;
}