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May 27, 2006

JSR 223

Build your own scripting language for Java [javaworld.com]: It's about time. I've played around with BSF and Rhino in the past, but a formal specification would alleviate a lot of the confusion in development of additional scripting languages. For example, I really like Lua [lua.org], but I can't seem to find a good way to integrate existing scripts with my Java code. Lua can be used on a JVM via LuaJava [keplerproject.org] or (maybe, I don't know) JLua [hetland.org], but I don't think these can be used to automate Java applications in a meaningful way.

Posted by Guy at May 27, 2006 10:17 PM