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* Interface for accessing the type conversion facilities within a context.
* @author Luke Blanshard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* @author Drew Davidson (email@example.com)
public interface TypeConverter
* Converts the given value to a given type. The OGNL context, target, member and name of property being set are
* given. This method should be able to handle conversion in general without any context, target, member or property
* name specified.
* @param context OGNL context under which the conversion is being done
* @param target target object in which the property is being set
* @param member member (Constructor, Method or Field) being set
* @param propertyName property name being set
* @param value value to be converted
* @param toType type to which value is converted
* @return Converted value of type toType or TypeConverter.NoConversionPossible to indicate that the conversion was
* not possible.
<T> T convertValue( Map<String, Object> context, Object target, Member member, String propertyName, Object value,
Class<T> toType );