A macro editor

Fabio Zadrozny fabioz at esss.com.br
Tue Oct 25 12:02:27 CEST 2005

Hi Jaume,

Pydev (http://pydev.sf.net) is an eclipse plugin that does 
code-completion for jython, so, it might be worth taking a look at it...



jau wrote:

>Hello mates.
>I'm part of a big project's developer team. We are writting an 
>application in Java and we are planning to add scripting functionality 
>to it. What we exactly are planning is to give a kind of tool that would 
>allow our users to write their own scripts to perform their special 
>operations. Something like VBA does in several comercial applications. 
>But, as we are GPL we have to use a close to GPL licensed-like language.
>My teammates and I were talking about to use one of Python, Ruby or 
>Groovy. But, we haven't decided which to use.
>What seems to be easier is to use Python, you know.. because of the 
>Jython thing. But, it is probably a mistake to take Jython without a 
>extensive analysis of the all possibilities.
> From my point of view, the best choice will be those that allow the 
>average user getting results as fast as possible rather than the power 
>of the language itself. At the end, what we will write is a gateway to 
>access to our application's Java API through the scripts written by our 
>In this sense, I'd like to ask if someone knows if any of these 
>languages have a Java implementation that supports code auto-complete 
>and class navigation or any kind of functionality that would ease and 
>speed up the user's learning curve and productivity.
>In other words, is it possible to have a small and lightly intelligent 
>workbench window (a mini-Eclipse for example) for our future "macro 
>editor" within our application?
>I promise that if get some info I'll publish it here as soon I have it.
>Thanks for your time!

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