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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: javax scripting for ant 1.7.0
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 10:42:34 GMT
Peter Reilly wrote:
> As java6 will be released shortly (I think in december)
> it would be nice to allow ant to use javax.scripting
> for a script engine. I would allow oob (out of the box)
> usage of a scripting language with ant on java6 and
> allow scripting with languages that only have javax.scripting
> engines (F3 for example - I think).
> I had proposed before to use the convention
> language="jsr:javascript" to denote the jaxax.scripting
> engine, and language="bsf:javascript" to denote the
> bsf engine with language="javascript" to denote seaching
> for the first implementation.

+1 for having this option and implementing it in 1.7.0, so that all 
1.7.0 runtimes support the bsf:javascript syntax

If we stick it in in a 1.7.x release it will only cause confusion and 
incompatibilities of build files.

> I would like to propose to have an initial implemenation
> with language="javascript" just using the bsf engine.
> and "jsr:javascript" to denote the javax.script.

+1 to having all existing bsf stuff supported under bsf:

0 towards javax.scripting support in 1.7.0

> This will I think allow use of javax.scripting without
> having a negative impact on the current scripting code.
> The changes are very small the the current scripting classes.
> three new classes are added:
>  ScriptRunnerCreator: a class to create a scriptRunner based on
>                                 the lanuage and reflection.
>  JsrScriptRunner       : an extension of ScriptRunnerBase that
>                                  uses javax.scripting.* via reflection
>  Reflector                 : a helper class for reflection.
> Peter
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