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29<h1>Testimonials</h1>
30
31<dl>
32<dt>Brad Garton (Columbia University Computer Music Center)
33</dt>
34<dd>
35"I used ABCL (older, v. 0.0.10) as the interpreter
36underlying an object for a music/media graphical programming
37environment called <a href="http://www.cycling74.com/products/max5">Max/MSP</a>.
38ABCL allowed me to embed an entire LISP interpreter inside the
39Max/MSP package, and it has worked extremely well.  Max/MSP
40is designed primarily for real-time/interactive applications,
41used a lot by computer music academics, DJs/VJs, bizarro jazz
42performers, audio plugin developers, etc.  With the embedded
43abcl object, I am able to schedule LISP functions and work
44interactively with complex processes -- <b>the abcl interpreter
45has been rock-solid!</b> <br />
46<br />
47The source for the object is here (scroll down to the bottom of
48the page):<br />
49<br />
50       <a style="align:center" href="http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/maxlispj/">http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/maxlispj/</a><br />
51<br />
52And I also used it extensively in a large application built with
53Max/MSP... it's an interactive 'book' where the generative music
54follows what a reader is reading and creates an appropriate sound
55setting for the text:<br />
56<br />
57       <a style="align:center" href="http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/BookOfDreams/">http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/BookOfDreams/</a><br />
58<br />
59The music performance model underlying the shawm-like melodies
60is all coded using abcl.<br />
61<br />
62So to all of you who have contributed (and still contribute!) to
63the development of this terrific package, a big THANK YOU!!!"
64</dt>
65
66<dt>Alessio Stalla
67</dt>
68<dd>I'm currently integrating ABCL in a small, unreleased open source
69project. It's a sort of graphical object browser for Java (but its GUI
70sucks badly for now...). It can be run locally or as a client-server
71application. I'm adding scripting support so you can access some
72functionality from Lisp (or in principle any other Java Scripting API
73compatible script engine, though I'm focusing on ABCL).
74</dd>
75
76<dt>Hunter Monroe
77</dt>
78<dd>"Maxima algebraic computation software compiles with ABCL. The test suite
79runs fairly quickly on Windows XP and, after work by Robert Dodier, 86
80percent of the test suite is passed successfully, although some individual
81tests crash the suite. If you want to compile Maxima with ABCL lisp, check
82out the Maxima source code and following the instructions in INSTALL.lisp."
83</dd>
84
85<dt>Ted Kosan
86</dt>
87<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.
88</dd>
89
90<dt>Alex Mizhari
91</dt>
92<dd>
93
94I'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.
95I released sort of framework for building web apps with ABCL was released into
96open source: <a href="http://abcl-web.sourceforge.net/">abcl-web</a>.
97Another thing probably worth mentioning -- bindings to Jena2 RDF/SPARQL library:
98http://abcl-web.sourceforge.net/rdf.html (it's sort of incomplete but usable, i think).
99<br />
100What i like in ABCL is that it has reasonably stable multithreading, does
101not crash unpredictably (unlike some other implementations) and can be
102fixed in more-or-less easy way if something goes bad, and access to Java
103libs, of course. I had some problems with it, though, to name some:
104<ul>
105<li>SLIME being botched (i suspect due to CLOS invoking compiler which is not
106reentrant),</li>
107<li>CLOS not thread safe,</li>
108<li>compiler producing wrong code.</li>
109</ul>
110That certainly made experience with ABCL less pleasant that it could be,
111but in general it was more-or-less good.
112</dd>
113
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