nsL is a new C-like programming language for writing NSIS installation wizards (http://nsis.sourceforge.net). The nsL assembler takes nsL code and translates it into original NSIS script which can then be compiled.
- Complete support for complex arithmetic and Boolean expression will all operators
- Automatically declared un-typed variables with assemble-time scope checking
- Native high-level constructs such as if, switch, while, do, for
- New function, section and page declaration syntax
- Functions, instructions and macros callable using C-style syntax
- Built-in wrapper instructions for all NSIS instructions using new syntax
- Recursive macros; providing assemble-time loops
- Fast assemble speed
This is very useful plug-in because NSIS syntax is a little "low level". With this nsL you can write NSIS installers in C/Java similar language faster and the script is nice and well-arranged. It contains most common syntax like functions, conditions, calls and much more, But there are still some little bugs (no big deal) and lack of IDEs (I use nsL in combination with Visual Studio using Visual & Installer: unsigned-softworks.sk/visual-installer/index.html which is then only IDE for this language). I do not recommend nsL to beginners but to intermediate NSIS users.