[armedbear-devel] [PATCH] jcall(there are multiple matchingmethods)

Tobias C. Rittweiler tcr at freebits.de
Wed Dec 23 07:52:36 UTC 2009

Alessio Stalla writes:

> Too many special cases and deviations from CL for my tastes.

-I- haven't spoken about deviations.

> [*] We could require Java methods to be declared as well:
> (define-jmethod foo "com.xxx.Bar.baz"). It doesn't even require
> modifying anything in the language, just have define-jmethod be a
> macro expanding to defun. But we would lose all the convenience.

I'm not talking about replacing the JMETHOD etc primitives; I'm talking
about leveraging the package system as a means of integration rather
than using a reader macro. 

The benefits are that it allows the user to customize integration in a
fine-grained way, and it provides for smoother integration (and by that
merit, is more "Lispy".)

It's more about integrating Lisp and Java packages. That's the real
problem to tackle (and it, as far as I see, subsumes method lookup.)


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