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defaultgroovymethodssupport, defaultgroovymethodssupport, pluginstaticgroovymethods, pluginstaticgroovymethods, scriptengine, scriptenginemanager, scriptenginemanager, string, string

The Groovy source code

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package org.codehaus.groovy.vmplugin.v6;

import org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.DefaultGroovyMethodsSupport;

import javax.script.ScriptEngine;
import javax.script.ScriptEngineManager;

 * This class defines new Java 6 specific static groovy methods which extend the normal
 * JDK classes inside the Groovy environment.
public class PluginStaticGroovyMethods extends DefaultGroovyMethodsSupport {
     * Provides a convenient shorthand for accessing a Scripting Engine with name <code>languageShortName
     * using a newly created <code>ScriptEngineManager instance.
     * @param self              Placeholder variable used by Groovy categories; ignored for default static methods
     * @param languageShortName The short name of the scripting engine of interest
     * @return the ScriptEngine corresponding to the supplied short name or null if no engine was found
     * @since 1.8.0
    public static ScriptEngine $static_propertyMissing(ScriptEngineManager self, String languageShortName) {
        ScriptEngineManager manager = new ScriptEngineManager();
        return manager.getEngineByName(languageShortName);


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