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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: suggestion : Ant 1.8 full dist to include a 'scripting lang'
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2006 15:03:30 GMT
--- Kevin Jackson <foamdino@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/13/06, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Matt Benson
> <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > dare I say it, could be fun if we could find
> ways to
> > > make a DSL that is Ant-focused.  ;)
> >
> > Ant is a DSL, isn't it?

Too lazy for 2 separate replies, but okay, buildfiles
are a DSL but I was thinking more along the lines of a
non-XML alternative.  And you guys knew that.  So quit
giving me grief.  ;)

> >
> > The easiest thing would be a re-implementation of
> Ant in Common Lisp,
> > we'd get real macros and a time-tested "scripting"
> language for free.
> > and we could get rid of XML:
> 
> +1 ;)
> 
> s-expressions are basically a 'better' xml, but
> implementing Ant in
> Common Lisp would be:
> 
> a - cool
> b - completely barmy (I doubt many Java developers
> would touch it)
> c - a good learning experience
> 
> >
> > (project :name "Ant" :default "echo"
> >   (target :name "echo"
> >     (echo :message "Hello World")))
> >
> > Tasks would be functions or macros.
> >
> 
> Anyone interested in a CLISP version of Ant?  I've
> been thinking about
> it since I read that defmacro.org article
> 

I am so in.

-Matt

> Kev
> 
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