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  1. Groovy
  2. GROOVY-5073 GEP 8 - Static Type Checking
  3. GROOVY-3014

add an annotation that forces the compiler to check methods for their existence at compile time

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    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • 2.0-beta-1
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      coming from Java it is a bit difficult for some users to find their way into dynamic programming, especially when it comes to method being there or not. therefor I suggested an annotation with source visibility, that can be used by the compiler to check if a method actually exists. This will slow down compilation a bit and may not be supported by IDEs as of yet. Also the check will be a check only, it will not force any kind of method selection at runtime. I suggested to let the compiler throw an error if the annotation forces compiler to check if a method exists, but is unknown, because I am against warnings. the annotation should be used at method or class scope.

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            melix C├ędric Champeau
            blackdrag Jochen Theodorou
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