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  1. Groovy
  2. GROOVY-9709

Date.format throws groovy.lang.MissingMethodException

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Not A Bug
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.5, 2.5.13
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: groovy-runtime
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:
      Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
      OpenJDK Java 1.8.0_265 (Private Build 25.265-b01)
      Gradle 5.6.3

      Description

      Description

      Date.format appears broken in Groovy 2.5 and later.

      Example code

      // Works in Groovy 2.4.20 but throws groovy.lang.MissingMethodException
      // in Groovy 2.5.13 and 3.0.5
      
      new Date().format('YYYYMMdd')

      Expected behavior

      Returns the current date formatted as a string.  e.g. 20200901

      Actual behavior

      Throws exception.

      groovy.lang.MissingMethodException: No signature of method: java.util.Date.format() is applicable for argument types: (String) values: [YYYYMMdd]
      Possible solutions: from(java.time.Instant), stream(), getAt(java.lang.String), parse(java.lang.String), print(java.lang.Object), print(java.io.PrintWriter)

      Groovy version matrix

      Groovy version Behavior
      2.4.20 Returns date
      2.5.13 throws exception
      3.0.5 throws exception

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              Reporter:
              samrocketman Sam Gleske
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