[armedbear-devel] asdf loading from jar files

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Sat Jan 9 12:28:08 UTC 2010

On 1/8/10 7:48 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> I take some of this back. I can merge with the source for directory,
> but truename and probe-file are implemented in java and I don't like
> writing java :)

Neither do we, believe it or not!

I know you used the ADVISE facility to implement what you needed for 
"jar:file" but I'd either like to move the existing PATHNAME-stuff 
completely into Lisp, or figure out how to do this in Java. 
Unfortunately there is a fair amount of special casing in the ABCL java 
implementation of PATHNAME for various Windows/UNIX problems for which 
we have no tests to ensure that a replacement implementation in Lisp 
would successfully pass.  So, I'm looking at how to get "jar:file" 
working completely on the Java side.

Cool use of ADVISE, though!

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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