Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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BeanShell?
by Seo Sanghyeon on Fri 14th May 2004 03:22 UTC

Ever heard of Jython and Jacl? Jython is pure Java implementation of Python, Jacl is pure Java implmenetaion of Tcl, having all good points claimed by BeanShell.

Both can be compiled down to JVM bytecode. Both have automatic Java bridge, with native syntax. (Jython can subclass Java classes, Jacl can call Java methods as action family commands, etc.)

And they are *real* languages, many years of efforts behind their syntax and core libraries. Yes Jython and Jacl passes Python and Tcl's syntax regression test suite and have all the core libraries Python and Tcl programmers would expect.