We appear to be in-season for embedded languages at the moment: Brad
has done Lisp, and Adam has just released Ruby. So here's mine: I've
been working on embedding the Groovy language via MXJ. It loads source
files from Max's search path (resolving class heirarchies sensibly),
so it behaves rather like the JS support.
Groovy is an agile, dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine
(JVM) which builds upon Java by providing features such as closures
and support for domain-specific programming (such as XML processing
and database access). It integrates seamlessly with Java and is very
similar in syntax, so anyone who knows Java but wants to get quick-
and-dirty in the manner of [js] might find it appealing.
For more information on Groovy, see
The package download, including JARs, javadoc, example patchers/
scripts and sources is at:
Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited