[armedbear-devel] asdf loading from jar files

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 21:11:09 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Axel Rauschmayer <axel at rauschma.de> wrote:
>> It would be extremely nice to be able to move some of the current Java
>> stuff into Lisp. To do that effectively, I think we need something
>> like ECL does: build an ecl_min in C (in our case abcl_min in Java)
>> which implements a rather small subset of Lisp. The rest of the system
>> can be based off the minimal lisp and implement the full CL spec.
>> However, this approach would need a good design. Without one, I think
>> we'll be lost.
> I suppose that the JVM as an environment is sufficiently different that none of the other Common Lisps can be re-used? Specifically, SBCL's bootstrapping process [1] looks intriguing, but seems to target relatively simple memory architectures, possibly making it a bad fit for the JVM.
> [1] http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01cr/papers/s32008/sbcl.pdf

Yea; for one thing: we don't control the memory space. SBCL does.
That's a *huge* difference.



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