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013package org.apache.tapestry5.ioc;
016 * The source for the module instance needed by any service builders, service contributors and service decorators that
017 * are mapped to instance methods.
018 *
019 * Allows the creation of the module instance to be deferred until actually needed; in practical terms, when the
020 * builder/decorator/contributor is a <em>static</em> method on the module builder class, then a module instance is not
021 * needed. This allows Tapestry IOC to work around a tricky chicken-and-the-egg problem, whereby the constructor of a
022 * module instance requires contributions that originate in the same module.
023 *
024 * The term "module builder" has been deprecated; the current term is "module class", but this interface is left as-is
025 * for backwards compatibility.
026 */
027public interface ModuleBuilderSource
029    /**
030     * Returns the instantiated version of the Tapestry IoC module class.
031     */
032    Object getModuleBuilder();