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22  package ca.uhn.hl7v2.testpanel.util.compare;
23  
24  import java.util.List;
25  
26  public abstract class StructureComparison {
27      //~ Methods --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
28  
29      /**
30       * @return Removes all group comparisons and extra groups and "flattens"
31       *         them by bringing their children up the hierarchy so that only
32       *         segment comparisons and extra segments are returned. Some entries
33       *         in the returned list may be null if that position would contain
34       *         an extra segment in the other message's list
35       */
36      public abstract List<SegmentComparison> flattenMessage();
37  }