Groovy-specific features and guidance
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Apache Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.

Language Info for Groovy

Support in PMD

Groovy support was added with PMD 5.5.2. With PMD 7.0.0, support for Groovy 3 and 4 was added.

Since PMD 7.0.0, the Groovy module supports suppression through CPD-ON/CPD-OFF comment pairs.


  • Support for Groovy only extends to CPD to detect code duplication.