Configuring optional step arguments

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Pipeline follows the Groovy language convention of allowing parentheses to be omitted around method arguments.

Many Pipeline steps also use the named-parameter syntax as a shorthand for creating a Map in Groovy, which uses the syntax [key1: value1, key2: value2]. Making statements like the following functionally equivalent:

git url: 'git://', branch: 'master' git([url: 'git://', branch: 'master'])

For convenience, when calling steps taking only one parameter (or only one mandatory parameter), the parameter name may be omitted, for example:

sh 'echo hello' /* short form */ sh([script: 'echo hello']) /* long form */