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From Dinko Srkoč <dinko.sr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Get delegate in an ExtensionModule
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2015 10:18:01 GMT
Just forward the call to the original `asType` method:

  org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.StringGroovyMethods.asType(self, someClass)

Cheers,
Dinko

On 4 December 2015 at 10:16, Arnaud Estève <arnaud.esteve@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm currently playing with extension modules and congrats, it's very fun to
> add syntaxic sugar to an existing API.
>
> I was wondering if it was possible to delegate to the "super" method within
> an extension module.
>
> For instance, let's imagine I want to overload String's asType() method :
>
> class MyStringExtension {
>   static Object asType(String self, Class someClass) {
>     if (myClass = SomethingICanHandler.class) {
>       // create an object from my string
>     } else {
>       // Here I'd like to "delegate" to the default String asType() method
>     }
>   }
> }
>
> With metaclass it would be easy, but is it even possible (and does it make
> sense ?) to do so with an extension module ?
>
> Thanks a lot :)
>

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