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Groovy example source code file (MethodClosure.java)

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The Groovy MethodClosure.java source code

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 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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package org.codehaus.groovy.runtime;

import groovy.lang.Closure;
import groovy.lang.MetaMethod;

import java.util.List;

 * Represents a method on an object using a closure which can be invoked
 * at any time
 * @author <a href="mailto:james@coredevelopers.net">James Strachan
 * @version $Revision: 19868 $
public class MethodClosure extends Closure {

    private String method;
    public MethodClosure(Object owner, String method) {
        this.method = method;

        final Class clazz = owner.getClass()==Class.class?(Class) owner:owner.getClass();
        maximumNumberOfParameters = 0;
        parameterTypes = new Class [0];

        List<MetaMethod> methods = InvokerHelper.getMetaClass(clazz).respondsTo(owner, method);
        for(MetaMethod m : methods) {
            if (m.getParameterTypes().length > maximumNumberOfParameters) {
                Class[] pt = m.getNativeParameterTypes();
                maximumNumberOfParameters = pt.length;
                parameterTypes = pt;
    public String getMethod() {
        return method;

    protected Object doCall(Object arguments) {
        return InvokerHelper.invokeMethod(getOwner(), method, arguments);
    public Object getProperty(String property) {
        if ("method".equals(property)) {
            return getMethod();
        } else  return super.getProperty(property);        

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