Package javax.script

Interface Compilable


public interface Compilable
The optional interface implemented by ScriptEngines whose methods compile scripts to a form that can be executed repeatedly without recompilation.
Since:
1.6
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type Method Description
    CompiledScript compile​(Reader script)
    Compiles the script (source read from Reader) for later execution.
    CompiledScript compile​(String script)
    Compiles the script (source represented as a String) for later execution.
  • Method Details

    • compile

      CompiledScript compile(String script) throws ScriptException
      Compiles the script (source represented as a String) for later execution.
      Parameters:
      script - The source of the script, represented as a String.
      Returns:
      An instance of a subclass of CompiledScript to be executed later using one of the eval methods of CompiledScript.
      Throws:
      ScriptException - if compilation fails.
      NullPointerException - if the argument is null.
    • compile

      CompiledScript compile(Reader script) throws ScriptException
      Compiles the script (source read from Reader) for later execution. Functionality is identical to compile(String) other than the way in which the source is passed.
      Parameters:
      script - The reader from which the script source is obtained.
      Returns:
      An instance of a subclass of CompiledScript to be executed later using one of its eval methods of CompiledScript.
      Throws:
      ScriptException - if compilation fails.
      NullPointerException - if argument is null.