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  1. Groovy
  2. GROOVY-1299

Confusing and dangerous String->int conversion

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.0-JSR-4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: syntax
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    • Environment:
      JSR4

      Description

      String s = "5"
      int x = s

      The effect of this code is that x is assigned the value of char '5'.

      String s = "10"
      int x = s

      This produces a runtime exception.

      If auto-conversion is absolutely needed between 1-character Strings and ints, then one would hope it would at least be limited to literal Strings. This behavior makes no sense.

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            • Assignee:
              Guillaume Guillaume Delcroix
              Reporter:
              jo2847 John O'Malley
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