Announce: Groovy programming/scripting language for MaxMSP


    Feb 13 2008 | 10:06 pm
    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:
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    • Feb 13 2008 | 11:57 pm
      This looks massively cool. Many thanks, Nick!
      -- Owen
      Nick Rothwell wrote: > 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. >
    • Feb 14 2008 | 9:48 am
      On 13 Feb 2008, at 23:57, Owen Green wrote:
      > This looks massively cool. Many thanks, Nick!
      Just watch me as I turn into a "Groovy Bore."
      -- N.
      Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited www.cassiel.com www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom www.last.fm/music/cassiel www.reverbnation.com/cassiel www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel www.loadbang.net