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Groovy example source code file (CachedField.java)

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Java - Groovy tags/keywords

cachedfield, cannot, cannot, field, groovyruntimeexception, groovyruntimeexception, illegalaccessexception, illegalaccessexception, metaproperty, object, object, reflection

The Groovy CachedField.java source code

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package org.codehaus.groovy.reflection;

import groovy.lang.GroovyRuntimeException;
import groovy.lang.MetaProperty;
import org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.typehandling.DefaultTypeTransformation;

import java.lang.reflect.Field;
import java.lang.reflect.Modifier;

public class CachedField extends MetaProperty {
    public final Field field;

    public CachedField(Field field) {
        super (field.getName(), field.getType());
        this.field = field;

    public boolean isStatic() {
        return Modifier.isStatic(getModifiers());

    public boolean isFinal() {
        return Modifier.isFinal(getModifiers());

    public int getModifiers() {
        return field.getModifiers();

     * @return the property of the given object
     * @throws RuntimeException if the property could not be evaluated
    public Object getProperty(final Object object) {
        try {
            return field.get(object);
        } catch (IllegalAccessException e) {
            throw new GroovyRuntimeException("Cannot get the property '" + name + "'.", e);

     * Sets the property on the given object to the new value
     * @param object on which to set the property
     * @param newValue the new value of the property
     * @throws RuntimeException if the property could not be set
    public void setProperty(final Object object, Object newValue) {
        final Object goalValue = DefaultTypeTransformation.castToType(newValue, field.getType());

        if (isFinal()) {
            throw new GroovyRuntimeException("Cannot set the property '" + name + "' because the backing field is final.");
        try {
            field.set(object, goalValue);
        } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
            throw new GroovyRuntimeException("Cannot set the property '" + name + "'.", ex);

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