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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Groovy language for XSP [Fwd: [xml-dev] The Free World vs Microsoft Inc: A Closer Look At Groovy]
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2003 10:45:22 GMT

On Monday, Nov 3, 2003, at 01:00 Europe/Rome, Ugo Cei wrote:

> [I'm crossposting to dev, since this might stimulate some comments 
> from the Flowscript gurus over there.]
> Oleg Dulin wrote:
>> Dear Fellow Cocoon Users:
>> I just read the forwarded message on xml-dev mailing list and 
>> realized that Groovy makes a perfect language for business logic 
>> intermixed with XML, such as XSP pages.
>> This may also be a simpler approach to FlowScript.
> Groovy looks very interesting indeed. What it currently lacks WRT 
> Rhino-based Javascript is continuations. The really important part of 
> Cocoon's Flowscript is continuations, not the Javascript syntax. If it 
> had continuations I might consider switching from JS to Groovy very 
> seriously.
> I see there has been some discussion about continuations on their ML:
> but it doesn't seem very probable that Groovy will support 
> continuations any time soon, which is a pity.

Pretty cool stuff. If they add continuations, I'm all for throwin rhino 
down the drain.

[at least, from a community perspective, we wouldn't be basing our 
entire architecture on branched code of a almost-dead community hosted 
in a location that doesn't care about java]

I'll ping James about this.


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