Package groovy.lang

Annotation Type Singleton

public @interface Singleton
Class annotation to make a singleton class. The singleton is obtained through normal property access using the singleton property (defaults to "instance"). Such classes can be initialized during normal static initialization of the class or lazily (on first access). To make the singleton lazy use @Singleton(lazy=true). Lazy singletons are implemented with double-checked locking and a volatile backing field. By default, no explicit constructors are allowed. To create one or more explicit constructors use @Singleton(strict=false). This could be used to:
  • provide your own custom initialization logic in your own no-arg constructor - you will be responsible for the entire code (the @Singleton annotation becomes merely documentation)
  • provide one or more constructors with arguments for a quasi-singleton - these constructors will be used to create instances that are independent of the singleton instance returned by the singleton property
  • Optional Element Summary

    Optional Elements
    Modifier and Type Optional Element Description
    boolean lazy  
    java.lang.String property  
    boolean strict  
  • Element Details

    • lazy

      boolean lazy
      if this singleton should be lazy
    • strict

      boolean strict
      if this singleton should have strict semantics
    • property

      java.lang.String property
      the singleton property name