Groovy
  1. Groovy
  2. GROOVY-3524

MultipleCompilationErrorsException "unexpected char"

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Linux (RHEL 5, Fedora Core 5)

      Description

      Getting an error in groovy one-liners:

      $ groovy -e 'println "Hello, World!"'
      org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed, script_from_command_line: 1: unexpected char: 0xFFFF @ line 1, column 23.
      1 error
      

      Putting the same thing in a file works fine. It doesn't happen for the following:

      $ groovy -e 'println '\''Hello, World!'\'
      $ groovy -e 'println "Hello, World!";'
      $ groovy -e 'println "";'
      $ groovy -e ''
      $ groovy -e 'println 1'
      $ groovy -e 'println System.properties'
      

      When you use a zero-length string literal, you get a slightly different error:

      $ groovy -e 'println ""'
      org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed, script_from_command_line: 1: unexpected char: '"' @ line 1, column 9.
      1 error
      

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        Mark Thomas made changes -
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        Project Import Mon Apr 06 02:11:23 UTC 2015 [ 1428286283443 ]
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        Pascal Schumacher made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.x [ 17013 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.8.x [ 15750 ]
        Component/s command line processing [ 10445 ]
        Jochen Theodorou made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.8.x [ 15750 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.x [ 17013 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.7.x [ 15538 ]
        Jochen Theodorou made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.6.x [ 15537 ]
        Jochen Theodorou made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.7-beta-1 [ 14014 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.7-beta-x [ 15538 ]
        Guillaume Delcroix made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.6.4 [ 15291 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.6.x [ 15537 ]
        Guillaume Delcroix made changes -
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        Fix Version/s 1.6.4 [ 15291 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.7-beta-1 [ 14014 ]
        Mike Dillon created issue -

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          • Assignee:
            Unassigned
            Reporter:
            Mike Dillon
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