Am I at a dead-end?

Alessio Stalla alessiostalla at
Wed Aug 5 08:30:27 UTC 2020

If you're ok with building your own abcl from my sources, then yes, you can
give it a try as early as you want.
Some form of closure serialisation works, and it may already be ok for your
use case. I couldn't figure how to execute Lisp tests, and I'd like to
write a test that spawns a new instance of ABCL to properly verify that
serialisation works across different processes.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 09:47 Steven Nunez <steve_nunez at> wrote:

> I've been looking at a few other ways to accomplish wrapping Spark, and
> none look good. I could generate Java functions, which seem to be
> inherently serialisable, but that defeats the point of using ABCL. I also
> considered an approach using Java to call into ABCL, but then I've got to
> ensure that the ABCL functions are distributed to each node, defeating the
> point of using Spark.
> @Alessio Stalla, your most recent github commit suggests that things
> might have moved along to the point that function and closure serialisation
> is working. Are things stable enough to give it a try? Not this week, but
> perhaps on Monday? I'm happy to debug anything that I turn up. There's a
> new project on the horizon and I'd like to use the Java compatibility angle
> to try and get Lisp into it. If I'm lucky, I may not even have to mention
> lisp, depending on how/if the contract terms work out.
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