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From "Christopher W. Farnham" <>
Subject Re: [Jelly] current and future status?
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2004 21:18:03 GMT
Just to add a little bit to what Paul was saying.

James Strachan has talked openly about fundamental flaws in Jelly.  
Things that are not easily fixed such as the JellyContext, class 
loading, and ThreadLocal variables (this is off the top of my head so 
I'm not sure if this last statement is verbatim).  Jelly has some huge 
memory leaks. You should never call it from the main thread.

Anyway, this is one of the reasons why Maven is leaving Jelly behind.  I 
have encountered some of these issues, but I use Jelly for XML 
processing and creation.  Beanshell can do anything that Jelly can do, 
but I find Jelly's syntax for XML fairly intuitive, in that the 
resulting document looks very much like the Jelly script that created it.

Christopher Farnham
Senior Consultant at Wrycan, Inc.


Paul Libbrecht wrote:

> So that means you're going to actually talk to the ant tasks 
> programmatically... mmmh... I wonder how readable this will end.
> Not that jelly was a biest in readability but ant has definitely 
> achieved an amount in readability which java really can't do.
> paul
> On 1-Apr-04, at 21:41 Uhr, Emmanuel Venisse wrote:
>> For Maven2, we'll rewrite all plugins. They will be write in Java and 
>> will be more extensible.
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