[GRADLE-630] suiteXmlBuilder does not allow access to project properties Created: 10/Sep/09  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.7
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Marcus Better Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0

Attachments: File gradle-testng-params.tar.gz    


The TestNG builder does not handle references to project properties, for example as parameter values. Instead of the value, a string like "groovy.lang.ExpandoMetaClass$ExpandoMetaProperty@71d0e17a" is substituted.

I'm trying to pass a parameter like this:

        suiteXmlBuilder().suite(name: 'suite') {
            test(name: 'test') {
                parameter(name: 'foo', value: bar)
                packages {
                    'package'(name: 'org.example')

where bar is a project property.

In the attached test case, "gradle test" fails with

java.lang.AssertionError: expected BAR, got groovy.lang.ExpandoMetaClass$ExpandoMetaProperty@71d0e17a
        at org.example.ParamTest.test(ParamTest.java:12)

If the project property bar is replaced with the string constant "BAR", the test succeeds.

Comment by Hans Dockter [ 28/Sep/09 ]

As a work around you can do:

parameter(name: 'foo', value: this.bar)

This is an issue with closures and delegation. The this keyword has a special meaning when used within closures, in particular within nested closures (see: http://groovy.codehaus.org/Closures). We will think about how to improve this for 0.9.

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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