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From "Winnebeck, Jason" <>
Subject RE: Calling a static method by packagename.method
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:47:03 GMT
Math is a class, not a package. So if you create a class jira (it really should at least start
with a capital in Groovy, so JIRA or Jira) with static methods, you can access it like you
do with Math. Note in your example, “import static java.lang.Math.*” actually is allowing
you to use constants like PI without putting Math.PI in front – your import actually does
nothing because you use Math.PI and Math is part of java.lang, which is a default import.
Below you can see a proper way:

package org.matz.utils

class Jira{
  static void createTicket() {}

And in your script:

import org.matz.utils.* //Now you can reference any class in this package by its name alone,
including Jira



From: Guy Matz []
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:34 AM
Subject: Calling a static method by packagename.method

Hello!  I have some static methods defined and am able to access them after I import, e,.g.
import static org.matz.utils.jira.*

With that import I can call the methods, e.g. createTicket, but I would like to be able to
call it as jira.createTicket, as is possible with the Math package, e.g.

import static java.lang.Math.*
println "PI is ${PI} (${Math.PI})"

my method declaration in jira.groovy is (including the namespace):
package org.matz.jenkins

def static void createTicket(String changelog, String summary, Map config) { ... }

Does anyone know what I need to do to either my definitions, or import, or something else
to be able to refer to the createTicket method as jira.createTicket?  I would like to be able
to do this to avoid name collisions as well as to be able to make explicit which "class" I'm
calling the method on.


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