That is not a valid start of an expression which is expected for the binary expression (expr || expr) so that's why it wont compile. I am not familiar with Scriptler and it is hard to tell without some more context, but how about just:


You can simplify by dropping the `|| false`.  If that's the last line in a boolean returning method/context it will return true if doSomething() returns a non-null/non-zero/non-false value, else false.  Otherwise you could coerce the value to a boolean with:

doSomething() as boolean

On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Guy Matz <> wrote:
I'm trying to do the following in scriptler (Jenkins), but I can't get this to work:
doSomething() || return false

This fails in scripler with:
Execution of script [promoteBuild.groovy] failed - org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed:
Script1.groovy: 51: unexpected token: return @ line 51, column 85.
   doSomething() || return fal

Anyone know why this seemingly valid groovy does not work in scriptler?


P.S. - I asked the jenkins community but no one responded