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Eclipse and Common LISP (?) [message #7731] Wed, 01 December 2004 09:34
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Originally posted by: schamp.commonwerx.org

Hello,

Rather than sitting on this, I figured that I'd just throw it out, see
what folks would think:

Does the Eclipse project have any perceivable use for Common LISP ?


(Now, I know that Eclipse isn't a project for commercial interests,
but, incidentally: I'm working towards starting a ... well, a
business/social org that, as the plan goes, would do some work about
Common LISP - and there will, most certainly, be an R&D branch, "off
in FOSSville", heh)

Now, as for my own present interests about Common LISP, here's the two
"biggest" that I can figure, in more-generally-comp-sci-related "stuff":

- I want to make a "big" user-interface toolkit -- one that won't be
CLIM, but might be just about as general as CLIM, and with a
different sort of focus than CLIM[1] (e.g.: not "the UI as a
geometric problem" - as I've figured that CLIM seems to approach
it - but, rather: "the UI as a semantic thing, which is - by
nature - a user interface on a software system")

- "network stuff" - including: just maybe, "much ASN.1 fun"[2], instead
of "so much HTTP, etc", hehe

- hey, I heard that y'all have some speech tools. (A Newsforge page[3],
about IBM open-sourcing the Reusable Dialog Components, was actually
what caught my attention about the Eclipse proejct). Relatedly,
I've not done, really, much of anything, yet, about
Festival/Flite/Sphinx[4], but I've been interested about such -
Festival/Flite especially (for speech synthesis); (as for any work
that I might do, directly, with such, I'll have to fit it in with
"the bigger picture" of ... stuff ... but, well, it looks like it
probably will be related to the user-interface-kit project -
hinted-towards, above)


Granted, I'm still wary about "how many details to say" - I'm kind of
not wanting to give away too-much "competitive advantage", before (or
after) I even have a chance to compete -- but, well, it looks like
"all of us business folks" (heh), "myself included" ("as if...") are
going to be learning to cooperate more, "or else" -- and hey! the
Eclipse project is a new, big, big nice-looking mark on my proverbial
radar screen, a/o tonight.

So, of those three (-) marks above: That's what I can think to say,
that I'd be most interested in working on, such that it seems that it
may pertain, perhaps, ever, to the Eclipse project.

Now, I know that I'm so *totally* new to this project, and I don't
mean to be "brazen", or such, by bringing this up.

Incidentally, I think that there's been some work done, already -
with some code having been made for it, among some open-source Common
LISP applications - for integration between Common LISP and Java. I'm
not immediately sure about any details about such, but, well - there
are vague recollections, heh, and there are files and keywords and
URLs to dig-up, etc, if it would be pertinent. There is, also & of
course, the CORBA protocol, as one means of IPC.


and I don't know how to conclude this, but promptly.


Good evening.


Footnotes:
[1] CLIM : info : http://www.cliki.net/CLIM

[2] ASN.1 : nice (and free) book : http://www.oss.com/asn1/dubuisson.html

[3] http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/09/20/164622 6&tid=89

[4] Festival/Flite/Sphinx info : http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/hephaestus.html


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Sean
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