That is the current expected behaviour. The grammar currently doesn't support slashy syrings straight after println unless you add the parentheses. I can't recall the rationale just now. Perhaps it's something we could look at in the Parrot parser - or an attempt to add it might make it clear what the rationale is/was.

Cheers, Paul  

On 8 Dec 2016 5:53 AM, "Imholz, John J." <> wrote:
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This one line script fails for me:


println /stuff/



Causes an error: org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed:

/tmp/println.groovy: 2: unexpected token:  @ line 2, column 1.


I find using the slashes is helpful when generating some debugging output.





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