That "create$" call is creating a list with one element, the ArrayList.
Iterating over the Jess list returns just the ArrayList - not what you want.
In recent versions of Jess, the "foreach" function actually knows about
Iterators and the like, so you can iterate over the ArrayList directly:
(foreach ?u (?bwapi getMyUnits) (printout t (?u toString) crlf))
From: owner-jess-us...@sandia.gov [mailto:owner-jess-us...@sandia.gov] On
Behalf Of Hunter McMillen
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:56 PM
Subject: JESS: [EXTERNAL] Iterate over a Java List in Jess
Is there anyway to iterate over a Java List object from Jess?
I have a Java object that I store in a Jess variable:
engine.getGlobalContext().setVariable("bwapi", new Value(bwapi));
one of the methods that can be called on bwapi returns a Java ArrayList, and I
would like to be able to iterate over this list to check certain properties of
Right now I am doing this:
engine.executeCommand("(bind ?units (create$ =(?bwapi getMyUnits)))");
engine.executeCommand("foreach ?u ?units (printout t ?u crlf))");
but when the units are supposed to be printed all I get is: