Task property annotation for closure

plugins

(Jean-Pierre Ragey) #1

Hi all,
I’m quite new to Gradle and I’m writing a plugin (https://github.com/jpragey/commonmark-gradle-plugin ) that transtale Common Markdown to HTML. The commonmark-java library it uses creates only HTML fragments, so it needs to be included in some template page, to get proper html/head/body tags.
The task currently delegates this formatting to a Closure<String> htmlBuilder property, for maximum flexibility. Delegating to a real templating engine (and a real template file) requires only a few lines of code, that can be included in the gradle build file.
All this is perfectly fine, until I tried to add Input/Output annotations to task properties. A Closure<String> is probably not really an input, but may refer to an input template file…
So I don’t know how to annotate this property.
Any thought ?


(Benjamin Muschko) #2

You’d do that with the new public Provider API. You can find an example in the release notes or in the canonical plugin example.

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