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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: suggestion : Ant 1.8 full dist to include a 'scripting lang'
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:45:30 GMT
--- Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:

> Matt Benson wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Talking about flamebait, I'll toss this out there:
>  we
> > could create our own scripting language... with
> > domain-specific slants if/where applicable... this
> > would extricate us from any distribution issues,
> and,
> > dare I say it, could be fun if we could find ways
> to
> > make a DSL that is Ant-focused.  ;)
> > 
> 
> 
> With macrodef and presetdef ant is almost a
> scripting language already, no?

Surely.  I think we should reconsider global if/unless
as well.  This would improve the usability of
macrodef, for instance.

-Matt

> 
> We could certainly improve script integration with
> more than today; 
> don't know about reworking mainstream distributions.
> As for Java6, thats 
> a long way from being mainstream. In the
> 'enterprise', its java ee 5 
> that's forcing the java5 upgrade, which people feel
> about ready for (not 
> my claim, but from JBoss people)
> 
> -steve
> 
> 
> 
>
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