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From "Kevin Jackson" <foamd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: suggestion : Ant 1.8 full dist to include a 'scripting lang'
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2006 05:40:33 GMT
On 9/13/06, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > dare I say it, could be fun if we could find ways to
> > make a DSL that is Ant-focused.  ;)
>
> Ant is a DSL, isn't it?
>
> The easiest thing would be a re-implementation of Ant in Common Lisp,
> we'd get real macros and a time-tested "scripting" language for free.
> and we could get rid of XML:

+1 ;)

s-expressions are basically a 'better' xml, but implementing Ant in
Common Lisp would be:

a - cool
b - completely barmy (I doubt many Java developers would touch it)
c - a good learning experience

>
> (project :name "Ant" :default "echo"
>   (target :name "echo"
>     (echo :message "Hello World")))
>
> Tasks would be functions or macros.
>

Anyone interested in a CLISP version of Ant?  I've been thinking about
it since I read that defmacro.org article

Kev

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