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CasOwner.java

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package org.apache.uima.cas;

/**
 * Represents the "owner" of a CAS. A CAS may have a reference to its owner, which allows the CAS to
 * be released back to the owner when it is no longer needed. A CasOwner may implement a pool of CAS
 * instances.
 */
00027 public interface CasOwner {

  /**
   * Releases a CAS back to its owner. After calling this method, the caller should no longer access
   * <code>aCAS</code..
   * 
   * @param aCAS the CAS to release
   */
  void releaseCas(AbstractCas aCAS);

}

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