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Scripting What?
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* Workbench?
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* Cheat sheets?
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Use cases
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* Quick macro editor?
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* Short scripts to manipulate the IDE
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* Scripting builds -- Implementing the workspace build
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* Replace Core Expressions
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* As a part of the language-independence story
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* Simplify the process of writing new refactorings
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* Lower the barrier to entry for plugin writers
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* Avoiding class loading
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* People get to work in their favorite language
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* Throwaway programming
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* Enabling Notes developers to script the environment
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* Being able to bring in developers from other communities
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* Checkout HEAD, run perf tests, Checkout HEAD-1, run perf tests, etc. until I found the perf regressions
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Questions/comments
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* Scripting =?= easy
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* Eclipse Monkey runs today against the workspace state
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* Scala is already a first class citizen in the JVM runtime.  We should exploit that.
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* We also shouldn't let this capability make it impossible to use Rhino, etc...
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* Is scripting the way we call across language boundaries where the language isn't a native JVM lanaguage?
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* Important to extend Eclipse community around scripting languages
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* Why do I need scripts?  Why not just inject real Java into the running workspace?
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* How do we handle threading?
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* What if the macro loops forever?  Does it block the UI thread forever?  What is the answer?
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* Having a DOM model representing/aggregating all model roots is useful for Java, not just for scripting.
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Macros
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* Today we can write a plugin that catches commands as they go by
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* But you can't see model state
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* Workspace context might be an issue here
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* Do we record macros by screen scraping SWT events?  At the level of Commands?
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* Use case: Command recording lets you find out what the commands are for writing cheat sheets
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* Challenge: Screen scraping SWT events has a hard time knowing if background jobs completed.
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