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class, class, groovyruntimeexception, missingmethodexception, missingmethodexception, no, object, object, string, string

The Groovy source code

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package groovy.lang;

import org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.InvokerHelper;
import org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.MethodRankHelper;

 * An exception occurred if a dynamic method dispatch fails with an unknown method.
 * <p/>
 * Note that the Missing*Exception classes were named for consistency and
 * to avoid conflicts with JDK exceptions of the same name.
 * @author <a href="">James Strachan
 * @version $Revision: 22336 $
public class MissingMethodException extends GroovyRuntimeException {

    private final String method;
    private final Class type;
    private final boolean isStatic;

    public Object[] getArguments() {
        return arguments;

    private final Object arguments[];

    public MissingMethodException(String method, Class type, Object[] arguments) {
        this(method, type, arguments, false);

    public MissingMethodException(String method, Class type, Object[] arguments, boolean isStatic) {
        this.method = method;
        this.type = type;
        this.isStatic = isStatic;
        this.arguments = arguments;

    public String getMessage() {
        return "No signature of method: "
                + (isStatic ? "static " : "")
                + type.getName()
                + "."
                + method
                + "() is applicable for argument types: ("
                + InvokerHelper.toTypeString(arguments)
                + ") values: "
                + InvokerHelper.format(arguments, false, 40)
                + MethodRankHelper.getMethodSuggestionString(method, type, arguments);

     * @return the name of the method that could not be found
    public String getMethod() {
        return method;

     * @return The type on which the method was attempted to be called
    public Class getType() {
        return type;

     * @return Whether the method was called in a static way,
     *         i.e. on a class rather than an object.
    public boolean isStatic() {
        return isStatic;

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