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  1. Groovy
  2. GROOVY-7625

document why slashy strings allow brackets but double quoted strings do not

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    • Documentation
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.4.5
    • 2.4.6
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      This

      println("$()")

      gives me a compiler error "Either escape a dollar sign or bracket the value expression"

      But this

      println(/$()/)

      prints `$()` fine. No errors

      Why is there a difference? The only documented difference is that slashy strings make working with backslashes easier. I understand that a variable name cannot start with a bracket so it should be possible to make that special case. Is that the case for the slashy strings?

      Just came across this when doing something with regex.

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