[armedbear-devel] Is anybody interested in jfli-abcl?

Ole Myren Rohne ole.rohne at gmail.com
Wed May 23 18:57:49 UTC 2012

Hi Alex,

I also have my own hacked up version of jfli, if you want to have a look it is here:



On 2012-05-23, at 15:06 , Alex Mizrahi wrote:

> jfli-abcl, basically, allows one to quickly create Lisp function wrappers for Java classes.
> E.g.
> (def-java-class "java.sql.DriverManager")
> (use-package :|java.sql|)
> (DriverManager.getConnection ...)
> The benefit over java:jcall  and JSS is that it looks more-or-less like normal Lisp function calls, pretty similar to a wrapper you could write yourself.
> Also, potentially, it might carry less runtime overhead because everything can be resolved at compile-time.
> And if you use SLIME, auto-completion works. It doesn't like mixed case, though, so you need to write it like
> (|java.sql|:drivermanager.getcollection ...)
> Still, better than nothing.
> As far as I can tell, jfli-abcl isn't currently maintained.
> But as I'm used to jfli-abcl I maintain my own version with some fixes.
> If there is any interest in jfli-abcl I could, perhaps,. publish my version and polish it a bit.
> (I'm personally not interested in new-class functionality which allows one to create Java class from Lisp.)
> (I've found this updated version: https://gist.github.com/avodonosov/abcl-idea/blob/master/src/abclidea/lisp/jfli-abcl/jfli-abcl.lisp
> But haven't yet checked if it works with latest ABCL and what are improvements against old one.)
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