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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: svn commit: rev 54018 - cocoon/whiteboard/butterfly/lib
Date Fri, 08 Oct 2004 08:13:33 GMT
Ugo Cei wrote:

> Guido Casper wrote:
>>> Added:
>>>    cocoon/whiteboard/butterfly/lib/js-1.6R1pre.jar   (contents, 
>>> props changed)
>>> Log:
>>> Added Rhino jar
>> Ugo, what does Spring use that for? Do you have any pointers?
> Spring 1.2 will have the possibility of managing not just regular Java 
> beans, but also "beans" written in scripting languages. In the Spring 
> sandbox there's already support for Groovy and Beanshell and a few 
> days ago I sent Rod Johnson a couple of classes I wrote for doing the 
> same with Javascript. He promised to review them and possibly commit 
> them, so we could have them in Spring when 1.2 is released.
> [Incidentally, my mods are just an extension to Spring and don't 
> require any modification to any other Spring class, so even if they're 
> not eventually included in the Spring distribution, they can be used 
> anyway.]
> With this we could have, for instance, container-managed flowscripts 
> who get their dependencies injected to them instead of having to look 
> them up. Real IoC in your flowscripts! We could also use Spring's AOP 
> to apply aspects to them, so that you might, for instance, 
> transparently apply declarative authorization checks to your 
> flowscripts or wrap transactions around them.

Flowscripts aren't objects, but a set of functions. Would we have to 
design them as JS class to integrate them as Spring citizens?

> Pretty cool, isnt't it?

Oh yes, definitely :-)


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