Groovy
  1. Groovy
  2. GROOVY-3134

Cannot override private static method using EMC

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.5.6, 1.7.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0
    • Component/s: groovy-runtime
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Windows XP, Eclipse Ganymede, Groovy Eclipse plugin using Groovy 1.5.6

      Description

      Here's an example of a simple test, in which the return type of a Private Static Method within a Class is needed to return a String different from what it would normally return:

      void testCheckSunrise(){
          WeatherMonitor.metaClass.static.findSunriseTime = {-> '5:57 AM'}
          WeatherMonitor testSubject = new WeatherMonitor()	
          assertEquals('5:57 AM', testSubject.sunrise)
      }
      

      And here is the Class itself:

      public class WeatherMonitor {
          def getSunrise(){
              findSunriseTime()
          }
      
          private static findSunriseTime(){
              '7:15 AM'
          }
      }
      

      The result of the test execution is always '7:15 AM' and so the test will always fail. This would be a great help in Unit Testing techniques, especially Test Driven Development in Groovy.

      It would be great to see Groovy have this capability.

        Activity

        No work has yet been logged on this issue.

          People

          • Assignee:
            Unassigned
            Reporter:
            Michael Nyika
          • Votes:
            2 Vote for this issue
            Watchers:
            3 Start watching this issue

            Dates

            • Created:
              Updated:

              Development