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package groovy.lang;

The interface implemented by all Groovy objects.

Especially handy for using Groovy objects when in the Java world.

Author(s):
James Strachan
Version:
$Revision: 9880 $
public interface GroovyObject {

    
Invokes the given method.

Parameters:
name the name of the method to call
args the arguments to use for the method call
Returns:
the result of invoking the method
    Object invokeMethod(String nameObject args);

    
Retrieves a property value.

Parameters:
propertyName the name of the property of interest
Returns:
the given property
    Object getProperty(String propertyName);

    
Sets the given property to the new value.

Parameters:
propertyName the name of the property of interest
newValue the new value for the property
    void setProperty(String propertyNameObject newValue);

    
Returns the metaclass for a given class.

Returns:
the metaClass of this instance
    MetaClass getMetaClass();

    
Allows the MetaClass to be replaced with a derived implementation.

Parameters:
metaClass the new metaclass
    void setMetaClass(MetaClass metaClass);
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