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From MG <>
Subject Re: Groovy for Domino ?
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:01:00 GMT
Hi Daniel,

this is all extremely hypothetical (and a bit off-topic) of course - but 
I would not remove any of the existing languages, just add Groovy. 
People could still interoperate with Java (of course) and execute agents 
written in LotusScript. But I do not think many people would actually 
stay with LotusScript once they have seen how much more 
pleasant/powerful using Groovy is (e.g. try-catch-finally instead of "on 
error goto/gosub" (*shudder* ;-) )). Formula language one could keep - I 
just wanted to point out that one could very well use Groovy here 
also... :-)

The platform has not been treated well in the past decade, but it would 
not need much to make it attractive (given tha e.g. NoSQL, 
fullt-text-search, replication, security, multi-user, RAD and all are 
already in place) again, and Groovy would in theory be very well suited 
to part of that. It would be good if a sizeable alternative to MS 
continued to thrive imho - choice is good...


On 23/02/2019 18:09, Daniel.Sun wrote:
> Hi mg,
>       I'm a bit surprised to hear the news because Lotus Domino is one of
> famous product of IBM.
>       If Domino would replace its existing languages with Groovy , that would
> be great. But I'm afraid to push the progress, because the existing
> languages are widely used by its users,  and its users have invested a lot
> to develop their own function in the languages.
>       However they can consider supporting Groovy in Domino  :-)
> Cheers,
> Daniel.Sun
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