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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: Ideas on support of javax.script'ing
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 19:30:29 GMT
On 10/27/06, Peter Reilly <> wrote:
> I have been thinking on how to support javax.script in future
> versions of ant.
> Initially, I though of using a new task <scriptx> or something
> similar, but have reconsidered and now think that the same
> tasks (<script>, <scriptdef> and types <scriptmapper> etc) can
> be used.
> The idea is that ant-core code would first check for the language
> implementation in bsf and if that (the language or bsf) does not
> exist, ant-core will then check for javax.script support for the language.
> This would mean that using jdk6, ant would support javascript
> out-of-the-box, but users would be able to use non-cut-down
> versions of rhino by installing bsf and rhino, either in -lib places
> ($ANT_HOME/lib, ${user.dir}/.ant/lib) or by using the
> <classpath> element of <script>.

This sounds like a reasonable scheme Peter. Although I think I'd also
want to be able to force the use of scripting engine thru the JDK, if
that's technically possible.


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