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Groovy example source code file (GroovyClassLoaderTest.java)

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The Groovy GroovyClassLoaderTest.java source code

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package org.codehaus.groovy.classgen;

import groovy.lang.GroovyObject;
import groovy.lang.MetaClass;

import java.io.File;

 * Tests dynamically compiling a new class
 * @author <a href="mailto:james@coredevelopers.net">James Strachan
 * @version $Revision: 21496 $
public class GroovyClassLoaderTest extends TestSupport {

    public void testCompile() throws Exception {
        Class groovyClass = loader.parseClass(new File("src/test/org/codehaus/groovy/classgen/Main.groovy"));

        System.out.println("Invoking main...");

        GroovyObject object = (GroovyObject) groovyClass.newInstance();

        assertTrue(object != null);

        MetaClass metaClass = object.getMetaClass();
        System.out.println("Metaclass: " + metaClass);

        Class type = object.getClass();
        System.out.println("Type: " + type);

        // invoke via metaclass
        metaClass.invokeMethod(object, "main", null);

        // invoke directly
        object.invokeMethod("main", null);

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