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From Mauro Molinari <>
Subject Re: Binary compatibility fixed + Kotlin DSL
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:53:22 GMT
Just for curiosity... the Gradle team says that Kotlin DSL support was 
introduced because (as you said) IDE support is then available for 
editing build scripts.
But if this is the only (or at least the main...) advantage, why not 
collaborating on investing into improving Groovy support in IDEs instead?

Otherwise said, why does almost anybody seem interested into improving 
Groovy support in IDEs? This hurt Eclipse developers (which remained 
without decent Groovy support for years - only recently the situation 
improved a lot thanks to Eric Milles), this seems to hurt Gradle, this 
will probably hurt future Groovy adoption...

Regarding this specific thing: I don't think it's a threat having Groovy 
build scripts written in Kotlin, it's just a pity (and food for thought) 

Just my own worthless opinion.


Il 20/03/2019 15:18, C├ędric Champeau ha scritto:
> My point is that you have _no_ support with the current Groovy DSL. 
> The new one _does_ give support. It's MUCH easier for newcomers. Just 
> open the script, completion pops out. So I disagree that it makes 
> things less maintainable, I'm convinced of the opposite.

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