April 3, 2018

Groovy Notes

Groovy Notes

String in Groovy

In Groovy there are 6 types of strings. The differences among them are as below table.

Type Gramma Variable Translation Multiple Line Escape
Single Quoted '...' No No \
Triple Quoted '''...''' No Yes \
Double Quotation Mark "..." Yes No \
3 Double Quotation Marks """...""" Yes Yes \
Slashy /.../ Yes Yes \
Dollar Slashy $/...$/ Yes Yes $

Escaped Characters

In Java, the following characters need to be escaped[1]:
* Quotation marks "
* Backslash \
* Control characters \b, \n, \t, \f, \r\
* Unicode


  1. https://yflog.com/2017/03/05/handling-special-chars-in-groovy/ ↩︎