When laying our code to be readable, the ability to do:
Makes code fantastically readable when explaining it to people.
However, if I want to replace the line
Then I can't as the parser complains that
The only workaround is to place all of the operators at the ends of the lines, which to my eyes looks a bit of a mess (and in my experience is confusing to people)
Obviously, I could go for a style of appending the single '.' with appending the '*.', but I feel this makes it more confusing again...
I've had a look at groovy.g, but can't seem to spot the trick to allow this, without causing ambiguity