[armedbear-devel] Lisp / Java interface utilities and examples

Blake McBride blake at mcbride.name
Tue Feb 2 17:53:38 UTC 2010

See comments in-line.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Ville Voutilainen <
ville.voutilainen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2010/1/30 Blake McBride <blake at mcbride.name>:
> > Greetings,
> > Enclosed are the completed Lisp and Java utilities designed to make Lisp
> /
> > Java interaction easier.  It also includes an example / tutorial program.
> > If it is appropriate, I'd like to have these added as one of the ABCL
> > examples in the distribution.  Also, if it is advantageous, perhaps we
> can
> > move the Lisp and Java utilities to be part of ABCL.
> Looks good. I think the ABCL java class could benefit from a setter for the
> interpreter, and a getter, so that you could use it as a decorator.
> Wherever
> an instance of Interpreter is created, I think it's better to allow
> people to use
> that instance for other things Interpreter is capable of.


> I'd add the
> possibility
> to have per-ABCL-instance Interpreters, as well as the option of having a
> class instance.

I was under the impression that, while you can have multiple ABCL threads,
you can't have multiple instances of ABCL running.  If this is true,
however, I could use an instance version instead to support the future

> The utils.lisp stuff looks like it could well be added to our
> java.lisp, probably
> slightly tweaking the function names to follow the normal java.lisp
> conventions.

Agreed.  I am now working on a Lisp function in which you pass the name of a
Java class and it automatically creates the Lisp proxy functions for the
entire class through Java reflection.  I'll probably have that working

> Would you like to do such tweaks, or should I? :)
> Alessio, this is your familiar playground, any comments on these utils?
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