Hi Again :)

Yes I've done some experimenting in this direction here:
http://www.prodevtips.com/2010/05/30/clojure-with-a-picolisp-database-via-clojure-http-client/



On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Thorsten <
gruenderteam.ber...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> one thing I like very much about emacs is the ability to run foreign
> programs (like R and picolisp) as inferior process and communicate with them
> as if they were part of emacs.
>
> I wonder if one could build a picolisp app that fully integrates with R
> (statistics software, http://www.r-project.org/) and GRASS GIS (a command
> line GIS that uses a superset of shell commands, http://grass.fbk.eu/) on
> its linux host machine?
>
> Emacs obviously can use foreign programs, like ie ledger mode (
> http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/LedgerMode) which uses a fast program
> written in C++.  I wonder if picolisp can access libraries written in other
> languages too?
>
> It's always claimed that clojure is great because it has access to
> countless java libraries on the jvm. But clojure is all about functional
> programming, concurrency and avoiding mutable state, while java is all about
> objects with mutable state. So it would only make sense for a clojure
> program to call java libraries like pure functions without side effects and
> use the return value, otherwise the clojure clean and scalable programming
> model would be messed up.
>
> Can't picolisp do this too? Call Java (and C, C++, Python ...) functions
> (with a list of data, maybe) and use the return value? Maybe using clojure
> as man in the middle between java and picolisp who takes care of converting
> lists in other datastructures and vice versa?
>
> Thanks any help on the road to picolisp enlightment
> Thorsten
>

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