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  25 
  26 
  27 package com.sun.corba.se.spi.ior;
  28 
  29 
  30 /** This interface represents an entity that can be written to an
  31  * OutputStream and has an identity that is represented by an integer.
  32  * This identity is essentially the type of the entity, and is used in
  33  * order to know how to read the entity back from an InputStream.
  34  * @author Ken Cavanaugh
  35  */
  36 public interface Identifiable extends Writeable
  37 {
  38     /** Return the (type) identity of this entity.
  39      * @return int
  40      */
  41     public int getId();
  42 }