The normal practice is to mark the related Jira issue(s) with a 'breaking' label. We sometimes don't do that if the previous behavior was deemed a bug. In any case, I have marked both the relevant issues with the label now. I also updated the release notes to list those two issues under breaking changes; they should appear next time the website is re-built.

Cheers, Paul.

On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 10:43 PM, Winnebeck, Jason <> wrote:
I see there is Elvis support for Optional, which is pretty cool.

But when there are breaking changes like this that affect runtime behavior without a change in code, is there a place where this is documented when the release comes out? It would be a nice section to include for Groovy 2.5 documentation a list of breaking changes so you can find any issues in code.


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