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26<b><a href="./">Project page</a><br />
27<a href="./testimonials.shtml">Testimonials</a>
28</b>
29</div><div style="float:left;width:80ex;margin-top:1cm">
30
31<h1>Testimonials</h1>
32
33<dl>
34<dt>Brad Garton (Columbia University Computer Music Center)
35</dt>
36<dd>
37"I used ABCL (older, v. 0.0.10) as the interpreter
38underlying an object for a music/media graphical programming
39environment called <a href="http://www.cycling74.com/products/max5">Max/MSP</a>.
40ABCL allowed me to embed an entire LISP interpreter inside the
41Max/MSP package, and it has worked extremely well.  Max/MSP
42is designed primarily for real-time/interactive applications,
43used a lot by computer music academics, DJs/VJs, bizarro jazz
44performers, audio plugin developers, etc.  With the embedded
45abcl object, I am able to schedule LISP functions and work
46interactively with complex processes -- <b>the abcl interpreter
47has been rock-solid!</b> <br />
48<br />
49The source for the object is here (scroll down to the bottom of
50the page):<br />
51<br />
52       <a style="align:center" href="http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/maxlispj/">http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/maxlispj/</a><br />
53<br />
54And I also used it extensively in a large application built with
55Max/MSP... it's an interactive 'book' where the generative music
56follows what a reader is reading and creates an appropriate sound
57setting for the text:<br />
58<br />
59       <a style="align:center" href="http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/BookOfDreams/">http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/BookOfDreams/</a><br />
60<br />
61The music performance model underlying the shawm-like melodies
62is all coded using abcl.<br />
63<br />
64So to all of you who have contributed (and still contribute!) to
65the development of this terrific package, a big THANK YOU!!!"
66</dt>
67
68<dt>Alessio Stalla
69</dt>
70<dd>I'm currently integrating ABCL in a small, unreleased open source
71project. It's a sort of graphical object browser for Java (but its GUI
72sucks badly for now...). It can be run locally or as a client-server
73application. I'm adding scripting support so you can access some
74functionality from Lisp (or in principle any other Java Scripting API
75compatible script engine, though I'm focusing on ABCL).
76</dd>
77
78<dt>Hunter Monroe
79</dt>
80<dd>"Maxima algebraic computation software compiles with ABCL. The test suite
81runs fairly quickly on Windows XP and, after work by Robert Dodier, 86
82percent of the test suite is passed successfully, although some individual
83tests crash the suite. If you want to compile Maxima with ABCL lisp, check
84out the Maxima source code and following the instructions in INSTALL.lisp."
85</dd>
86
87<dt>Ted Kosan
88</dt>
89<dd>I am in the process of integrating ABCL with <a href="http://mathrider.org">MathRider</a> in preparation for when Maxima is able to run on it.
90</dd>
91
92<dt>Alex Mizhari
93</dt>
94<dd>
95
96I'm using ABCL for various web projects since aproximately 2004. None of them have gone public (so far), so i can't give a link.
97I released sort of framework for building web apps with ABCL was released into
98open source: <a href="http://abcl-web.sourceforge.net/">abcl-web</a>.
99Another thing probably worth mentioning -- bindings to Jena2 RDF/SPARQL library:
100http://abcl-web.sourceforge.net/rdf.html (it's sort of incomplete but usable, i think).
101<br />
102What i like in ABCL is that it has reasonably stable multithreading, does
103not crash unpredictably (unlike some other implementations) and can be
104fixed in more-or-less easy way if something goes bad, and access to Java
105libs, of course. I had some problems with it, though, to name some:
106<ul>
107<li>SLIME being botched (i suspect due to CLOS invoking compiler which is not
108reentrant),</li>
109<li>CLOS not thread safe,</li>
110<li>compiler producing wrong code.</li>
111</ul>
112That certainly made experience with ABCL less pleasant that it could be,
113but in general it was more-or-less good.
114</dd>
115
116</dl>
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