The following very simple code is behaving really strangely.
Could anyone please tell me if this is an issue in Groovy or something I am not doing properly (I would like to vote for the latter, yet...).
System.out.println("init x: " + x);
println '1 = ' + x
x = 'two'
println '2 = ' + x
init x: one <- initial value assignement OK
1 = one <- successfully accessing ‘x’ from within the compiled script OK
the Groovy script has picked up the value of the Java variable;
the implicit getX() has been called
2 = one <- should be ‘two’ as per Groovy code (second line)
but is unchanged ???
It seems that the Groovy script can’t change the value of ‘x’ (can’t access setX()). However there is no compilation error (‘x’ is not read-only)
When implementing getX/setX methods, only the getter is called (in both print statements, line 1,3) but during the assignment instruction (line 2), the setter is silently ignored (the value of ‘x’ remains ‘one’ instead of ‘two’.
The Java/Groovy binding is operational since the ‘one’ value of ‘x’ in the Java base class is successfully retrieved. So could anyone please tell me where the issue is?
The confusing part is that even within in the Groovy context alone, the assignment ‘x=’two’ is not honoured (and yet there are no compilation/runtime error)
Note that I tried all combinations of setters/getters/visibility and can at the best read but never modify the variable ‘x’. The same behaviour occurs with using the GroovyScriptEngine or GroovyClassLoader
Thank you very much in advance for your help.
PS: (I am not sure if my previous message went through as I was still in the mailing list registration process, apologies if it is a duplicate)
abstract class GroovyDemoScript extends Script
public String x;
System.out.println("init x: " + x);
public static void main(String...args) throws Throwable
// Compilation configuration
CompilerConfiguration configuration = new CompilerConfiguration();
// make sure we use the Java base class where ‘x’ is defined
GroovyShell shell = new GroovyShell(this.getClass().getClassLoader(), new Binding(), configuration);
// source code
String scriptSource= "println '1 = ' + x; x = 'two'; println '2 = ' + x\n";
// compile the source code and run the compiled script
GroovyDemoScript compiledScript = shell.parse(scriptSource);
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