I’m looking for a very simple way, from Python, to get information about Java classes:
- name of the class
- what it extends and implements
- methods with returns types and parameters
- attributes with type information
Basically all of the information you’d need to generate a javadoc.
Is there an existing Python library that can get me this information either for a .java or .class file, doesn’t matter. I’d probably even be okay with something that gets this information from a javadoc.
I know there is javaclass library but that is overkill for what I’m looking for.
Just want to make sure something doesn’t already exist like this before I implement my own.
If your Python code does not make much use of C based libraries you could run the code in Jython which is Python run on the Java VM.
Otherwise you could write a small Java/jython executable that gets the information and writes it to stdout to be read by a CPython program calling it.