[armedbear-devel] newbie question

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Wed Feb 16 11:07:24 UTC 2011

Alessio Stalla <alessiostalla at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Pascal J. Bourguignon
> <pjb at informatimago.com> wrote:
>> Lukas Georgieff
>> <lukas.georgieff at hotmail.com> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am new to ABCL and have a question to it's capabilities:
>>> My goal is to load an exsting part of a system coded in lisp into Java and to use the lisp code as basic library for a java application.
>>> Currently my approach is to load the lisp code with:
>>> Interpreter interpreter = Interpreter.createInstance();
>>> interpreter.eval("(load \"my-lisp-code.lisp\")");
>>> ...
>>> So the lisp code must be present in the project every time it is
>>> running.  Is there any chance to translate the lisp code to a Java
>>> source file by using ABCL? So it would not be necessary to provide the
>>> lisp code in the java application after it is translated once.
>> Once compiled, the lisp code is provided as a .class file.
> That's incorrect. It is provided as a distinct .abcl file for each
> .lisp file, which is a zip containing a text file (generated from the
> top-level forms in the .lisp file) + a .cls file for each function
> (top-level or non-inlined local) in the .lisp file. .cls files are in
> JVM class file format, but they're not loadable as-is because they
> don't obey the JVM naming conventions (they ought to be ending in
> .class and placed in a org/armedbear/lisp/ directory).
> What you *can* do is package .abcl files in a .jar file and use ASDF
> to load them with a single function call.

I see.   Thanks for the correction.

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