wiki:GSoC2011

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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2011

Below, you'll find a list of projects that we - the ABCL project community - came up with. These projects (or parts thereof) can be completed in a summer and would really help the project leap forward.

After assembling the proposals here, we need to liase with http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/wiki/GSoC2011.

Testing framework for DEFINE-METHOD-COMBINATION (D-M-C, the long form)

During the 0.23 development cycle, experimental support for the long form of D-M-C has been added. However, in order to improve the quality of the implementation, tests need to be designed and implemented. If the project leaves time, optionally with fixes to the implementation that we currently have. SBCL's tests may serve as a good basis, but aren't suitable in a copy/paste manner, because their tests aren't RT based, while ABCL's are.

Metaclasses for generic functions

During the development cycle of 0.19, support for the :metaclass DEFCLASS option has been added to ABCL's CLOS. However, DEFCLASS isn't the only CLOS macro which requires support for that option: DEFGENERIC does too.

Difficulty of this project may be that generic functions are based on the FUNCALLABLE-INSTANCE class, for which some investigating may be required to determine if its supports is up to the task of implementing generic functions with non-standard metaclasses.

Make LispObject a java interface

Make LispObject a Java interface, as God and Gosling intended. Then factor the existing code into a Java5/6 implementation of LispObject. Then, provide an implementation of LispObject that will work on .NET and/or Davlik.

Port to Davlik

First get the ABCL interpreter booted on Davlik. Then, modify our complier to emit either JVM or Davlik bytecode.