sake92 / mill-hepek   0.0.2

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Mill plugin for rendering Scala objects to files

Scala versions: 2.13
Mill plugins: 0.11


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An Mill plugin for writing Scala objects to files.
See also hepek, static content generator that builds upon this plugin.


Add the following to your

import $ivy.`ba.sake::mill-hepek::0.0.2`
import mill._
import mill.scalalib._
import ba.sake.millhepek.MillHepekModule

object site extends MillHepekModule with ScalaModule {
  def scalaVersion = ...


The main task of mill-hepek is hepek.
When executed, it will:

  1. copy all files from src/resources/public to hepek_output folder
  2. write all object .. extends Renderable from the files package to hepek_output folder
  3. write accessors for src/resources/public files, so you don't have to type it, or make mistakes

Minimal example:

package files // mandatory !!

import java.nio.file.Paths
import ba.sake.hepek.core.Renderable

object RenderMe extends Renderable {

  // access `src/resources/public` files through autogenerated files.<TAB>
  override def render =
    "Some text" // arbitrary Scala code
  override def relPath = 

When you run ./mill site.hepek, you'll find the site/hepek_output/renderme.txt file,
with text Some text.


Fun fact

I think that this is the first project that tried this approach, namely, using first-class Scala objects for this kind of stuff.
Correct me if I'm wrong... ^_^

About the name

A "hepek" in Bosnian language is a jargon for a thing/thingy/stuff...
It is used when we don't know the name of a thing: "Give me that ... hepek".
Also, it is used in the famous show called "Top lista nadrealista" as a name for an advanced device which calms down situations of various kinds.