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

Blake McBride blake at mcbride.name
Tue Feb 2 17:57:58 UTC 2010

At any rate, lets hold off on integrating anything I sent so far since I am
planning significant enhancements in the coming days.  I do need to know
about the multiple ABCL instance question though.



On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Blake McBride <blake at mcbride.name> wrote:

> 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.
> Agreed.
>> 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
> possibilities.
>> 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
> today.
>> 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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