[GRADLE-2538] Able to compile Groovy BEFORE Java Created: 27/Oct/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.2
Fix Version/s: None

Type: New Feature
Reporter: Wolfgang Häfelinger Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


How can I tell Gradle to compile my project's Groovy (Scala, Clojure, <other JVM langs) BEFORE Java?

Right now I have to put my Java files into my Groovy source folder. Sorry, but this is ridiculous.

Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 30/Oct/12 ]

You can use this as a workaround:

sourceSets.main.groovy.srcDir 'src/main/java'
sourceSets.main.java.srcDirs = []

Comment by Wolfgang Häfelinger [ 31/Oct/12 ]

True that workaround may work.

Still I would like to compile Groovy before Java. In your workaround, I compile both Groovy and Java with groovyc and this is not what I want. Btw, what's the point of having then a folder named 'src/main/java' anyway?

What I really would like to know is how to tell Gradle with a few lines of how to switch dependencies: java class files depend on groovy class files.

If this is a problem for Gradle, then I'm running out of arguments why Gradle is better than Maven or even Ant (with Ivy).

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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