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From Aseem Bansal <asmbans...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Convenient API reference
Date Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:32:53 GMT
I searched for "groovy File API" on google and came across the API
reference.
http://docs.groovy-lang.org/latest/html/groovy-jdk/java/io/File.html#eachLine(groovy.lang.Closure)



On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 8:58 PM, Aseem Bansal <asmbansal2@gmail.com> wrote:

> For finding all methods including meta methods use something like
>
> File.metaClass.metaMethods*.name.sort()
>
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:35 PM, Александр Решитько <
> alexander@reshytko.com> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for the answer.
>>
>> Unfortunately <instance>.getClass().methods*.name  doesn't reflect all
>> of the instance's methods (as far as i understand it misses those that are
>> added by groovy metaprogramming facilities - returning to the File.eachLine
>> example - it doesn't contain this method).
>>
>> 2016-01-29 4:43 GMT+03:00 Edinson E. Padrón Urdaneta <
>> edinson.padron.urdaneta@gmail.com>:
>>
>>> ​> - given an instance of a class in a groovy shell list it's available
>>> methods (the only thing I came up with is using a
>>> groovy.inspect.swingui.ObjectBrowser)
>>>
>>> What about <instance>.getClass().methods*.name (e.g.
>>> ''.getClass().methods*.name)?
>>>
>>> > - given a Class name find out it's API and at least short descriptions
>>> for its members (for example groovy's File class has a neat method eachLine
>>> which I couldn't find neither in Oracle's Java official online API
>>> reference nor in Groovy's GDK reference - it might be there but I haven't
>>> found it when I needed it). The result is that I use google in such cases
>>> which isn't the right way to do it IMHO. groovysh doesn't always give auto
>>> complete suggestions for such cases also.
>>>
>>> Maybe you just missed it?
>>> http://docs.groovy-lang.org/latest/html/groovy-jdk/java/io/File.html#eachLine(groovy.lang.Closure)
>>>
>>> > - given a class method get it's documentation
>>>
>>> Maybe someone with a greater knowledge than mine can give you a more
>>> useful answer about this but, as far as I know, the javadocs aren't part of
>>> the bytecode, in other words, the documentation is striped away when the
>>> source is compiled into bytecode (Python give you access to the docstrings
>>> through the class/method/function's `__doc__` instance variable). So, you
>>> can't access the javadocs without the source code.
>>>
>>
>>
>

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