[Openmcl-devel] interactive nib loading
osei.poku at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 16:15:58 PST 2008
I could not even get past the first step. This was the error
? (make-instance 'ns:ns-nib :with-nib-named #@"/Users/opoku/Work/
myUI.nib" :bundle +null-ptr+)
> Error: No applicable method for args:
> (#<A Null Foreign Pointer> :WITH-NIB-NAMED #<NS-CONSTANT-
STRING "/Users/opoku/Work/myUI.nib" (#x192057C0)> :BUNDLE #<A Null
> to #<STANDARD-GENERIC-FUNCTION INITIALIZE-INSTANCE
> While executing: #<CCL::STANDARD-KERNEL-METHOD NO-APPLICABLE-METHOD
(T)>, in process Listener(76).
> Type :POP to abort, :R for a list of available restarts.
> Type :? for other options.
On Jan 30, 2008, at 5:49 PM, R. Matthew Emerson wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Osei Poku wrote:
>> This question is likely due to my lack of familiarity with Cocoa/
>> Objective C API and/or the corresponding openmcl bridge. But I have
>> attempted to find help in the documentation to no avail.
>> Essentially, I want to create an interface using Interface Builder
>> save it and then load it interactively at the openmcl repl. I simply
>> do not even know which Cocoa function to use to load the nib file.
>> This is complicated by the fact that the nib file is in the wild
>> arbitrary path). I am going to go back and read some more about the
>> interface builder but I would appreciate some help on the
>> The closest matches to what I want seem to be by using the NSNib or
>> NSBundle classes to load the nib file however, I am confused as to
>> what arguments to give the various instantiate function on the lisp
> You'll probably want to use NSNib for this, since you say that your
> nib file will be at an arbitrary location.
> Something like (untested, probably wrong, etc.)
> (let* ((nib (make-instance 'ns:ns-nib :with-nib-named #@"path/to/nib"
> :bundle +null-ptr+))
> (top-level-objs +null-ptr+))
> (rlet ((p :address top-level-objs))
> (#/instantiateNibWithOwner:topLevelObjects: nib owner p))
> (#/release nib)
> ;; etc., see example in docs cited above about releasing top level
> Note that the nib file path needs to be an NSString, not a lisp
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