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From Carl Marcum <>
Subject Re: [EXT][DISCUSS] Including Groovy as a scripting language
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2011 02:30:53 GMT

On 09/27/2011 06:07 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
> Hi,
> i have to confess that i have completely missed this extension until today.
> It shows again the power that we have to support scripting languages that
> are based on the JVM. I like it.

I think a good selection of scripting options for the power users will 
be invaluable for gaining users.

>> From a programmability perspective we should think about a better
> integration of scripting support in general. Besides Basic that is widely
> used and well known from MS office it would be nice if there would be
> volunteers interested to work on a better scripting solution than Basic.
> That would include of course a good and powerful IDE and tooling to make
> scripting as easy as possible and to benefit from the language features.
> Additional things like code completion, predefined code snippets for
> specific task that are easy to use in own scripts come to my mind. I think
> there is a lot of space for very interesting stuff in this direction and
> where the office can really benefit from.

I agree. Groovy has good integration in Eclipse and Netbeans, but I 
don't yet know, what is required for AOOo IDE.

I am willing to help with this where I can.

Best regards,

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