[armedbear-devel] commit r12491

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Sun Feb 21 00:55:31 UTC 2010

Alright.  I didn't understand this sort of context before, but it  
certainly makes sense.

I'll revert/recode when I get a chance tommorow. Thanks for the  

Tersely written from my iPod

On Feb 21, 2010, at 1:26 AM, Ville Voutilainen <ville.voutilainen at gmail.com 
 > wrote:

> I object to this patch. We have previously rejected code that
> sprinkles jnews and jcalls all over directory.java. I believe
> the proper way to introduce jar support for DIRECTORY would be to do
> it in the list-directory primitive in Pathname.java.
> At any rate, if we don't want that and want to do the jar logic in
> directory.lisp, then fine, add whatever primitives you
> need for the bare minimum, but _don't_ implement it as lisp code that
> only calls java code. That makes no sense (*).
> (*) Yes, it may make sense for user code that has to call java. I
> don't, however, think it makes sense for abcl internals,
> or namely directory.lisp. It looks ugly as sin, and it prevents using
> the code in non-java environments, if such ever arrive.
> We have a design where lisp code calls primitives that provide the
> bare minimum support from the java side, I think
> we should stick to that design.
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