[GRADLE-2880] Groovy console Created: 08/Sep/13  Updated: 24/Jan/17  Resolved: 24/Jan/17

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

Type: Task
Reporter: Gradle Forums Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 2


I would like to be able to interact with my code in a flexible way using Groovy console. This idea is similar to the rails console ([1]http://guides.rubyonrails.org/command...). By executing the console task, gradle would open the Groovy console already loaded with my runtime dependencies, including my own code.

Here is how I usually implement this on my own:

task(console, dependsOn: 'classes', type: JavaExec) {
main = 'groovy.ui.Console'
classpath = sourceSets.main.runtimeClasspath

[1] http://guides.rubyonrails.org/command_line.html#rails-console

Comment by Richard [ 02/Oct/13 ]

by default gradle tasks are run once per session so it's not straighforward to use it as a shell.
needs to reset the task state.

Comment by carlos souza [ 13/Feb/14 ]

I wrote a plugin that opens the Groovy Console and loads the dependencies and the source code on the console classpath. It works for Java and Groovy. It can be found here: https://github.com/carlosgsouza/gradle-console

I thought I could add this functionality to the Groovy plugin itself. However it would be difficult to use it as a shell since it will not update the classpath upon modifications of the source code after the console is open.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 24/Jan/17 ]

I don't think we'd tackle this anytime soon. It also seems to be a very specific use case. Please open an issue on GitHub if you are still interested.

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