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Re: Julie: GUILE for Java

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Julie: GUILE for Java
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:49:14 -0300

2008/3/4, Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool) <address@hidden>:
>  In the last 3 weeks I created the base for an R5RS Scheme interpreter
>  written in Java, aimed at GUILE compatibility. It is quite basic yet,
>  but I'm not very far from the point where I can start interpreting
>  LilyPond input files as they are. Actually module support is what I have
>  to implement until that.

Cool!  Just as curiosity, why didn't you consider the alternate
Java-schemes, like jscheme, kawa, sisc, etc?

>  I hope you know what that means... syntax checking, autocompletion in
>  Scheme parts, Wysiwym display etc.

>  However, even to correctly parse LilyPond files I must implement
>  LilyPond's exported interfaces, that is, Scheme procedures beginning
>  with ly:, which are implemented as C++ functions. So definitely I won't
>  be enough alone for this project to succeed.

It depends on how far you want to go. It is easy to extract signatures
(names & number of arguments) automatically.

Surely you don't want to reimplement all of LilyPond in Java?

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