does anybody know of an interactive Java environment, down the lines of old Lisp environments or scripting languages like Perl or Python? something where i could type Java expressions and statements into a command line, and have them byte-compiled and evaluated immediately? it'd help my coding a lot.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Joined: Jan 14, 2005
DrJava's "interaction pane" seems to work even better than BeanShell for me. it's a larger download, since DrJava is a fairly complete IDE with a lot of bells and whistles beside just the interactive evaluation prompt, but it's still reasonably small, and the language interpreted at that command line seems to be a bit closer to "proper" Java than what BeanShell implements. after evaluation, i suspect i'll end up sticking with DrJava. thanks everyone!