I'm trying to build a simple Groovy project which contains a package with a Groovy extension method.
When I try to compile the project the classes using the extension method can't find it. The descriptor and the class are picked up correctly by the IDE.
I guess the problem is that the extension method is needed at compile time by which it probably hasn't been compiled yet.
I've tried creating different sourceSets but with no success.
compileClasspath += extension.output
One approach: separate the extension code into its own project, and produce a jar from that project. Then, in another project, the DSL code can use that jar and specify the extension jar as a dependency.
This would make a huge answer, so I mocked it up and placed it on GitHub here (with all due credit to mrhaki's post). There are two projects:
dsl. Assuming you understand multi-project builds in Gradle, the essence is this line from