I’m not a newbie anymore, but some things I’ve glided by without trying to understand - just get the @#$%^ thing to work has been my mantra. Now I’d like to understand a really basic point that has annoyed me. Here is a fragment of build.gradle
sourceCompatibility = 1.6 targetCompatibility = 1.6 war.archiveName 'My.war'
The following does not work.
sourceCompatibility 1.6 targetCompatibility 1.6 war.archiveName 'My.war'
The question is, is there a rule of thumb for knowing (preferably in advance) when a property setting requires the equals operator and when it does not? In this case the sourceCompatibility and targetCompatibility properties require the equals whereas the war.archiveName does not.