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017
018package org.apache.commons.pool;
019
020/**
021 * A factory interface for creating {@link ObjectPool}s.
022 *
023 * @param <T> the type of objects held in this pool
024 * 
025 * @see ObjectPool
026 *
027 * @author Rodney Waldhoff
028 * @version $Revision: 892236 $ $Date: 2013-12-31 04:43:12 +0000 (Tue, 31 Dec 2013) $
029 * @since Pool 1.0
030 */
031public interface ObjectPoolFactory<T> {
032    /**
033     * Create and return a new {@link ObjectPool}.
034     * @return a new {@link ObjectPool}
035     * @throws IllegalStateException when this pool factory is not configured properly
036     */
037    ObjectPool<T> createPool() throws IllegalStateException;
038}