[armedbear-devel] JAR file support patches

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Tue Jan 26 11:54:47 UTC 2010

On 1/26/10 11:39 AM, Alessio Stalla wrote:

> The only thing that I have not clear is the integration with ASDF: is
> it possible to have a .asd inside a jar and using it to load a Lisp
> library from the same jar? If yes, great :) if no, what is missing?

I'll check that out now, as this is one think that I want to work for 
ease of use, so I'll let you know in a bit.

> Incidentally, we may be able to autodiscover .asd files by scanning
> the classpath, and suitably update asdf:*central-registry*.

We first need to agree on a convention to wedge the concept of Pathname 
into CLASSPATH.  I now support your earlier proposal to keep the two 
separate, as it makes more sense.  And I'd like to get the "jar:" part 
of my changes into the trunk, and tested for a bit before introducing 
another the next step.  Right now, wildcards (and DIRECTORY) don't work 
inside JARs which would be the first step to autodiscovery.

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

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