[Openmcl-devel] Currency Converter Example

B Rannode brannode at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 16:48:56 PST 2009

Ok, I was using the command line tool from emacs.

Thanks for the information and the correction. I really appreciate  
your time on this.

On Jan 1, 2009, at 7:30 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Jan 2009, B Rannode wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I just did a fresh install of the 64bit Mac Clozure .dmg and am
>> having a few issues with the Currency Converter Cocoa example.
>> First, I cannot get it to build the application when strictly
>> following the instructions or using the attached example files at: http://trac.clozure.com/openmcl/wiki/AppleCurrencyConverterMakingaProject
> The tutorial's instructions say that you should "launch Clozure CL by
> double-clicking on it."  The "Clozure CL" that one would double-click
> on in order to get an environment that matches the screenshots in
> the tutorial is an OSX application bundle ("Clozure CL.app"), which
> is sometimes referred to as "the IDE"; see
> <http://ccl.clozure.com/manual/chapter5.html>
> for information about building and using the IDE.  The symptoms
> that you describe suggest that you double-clicked on something
> else (possibly just the lisp kernel, "dx86cl64", which is just
> a command-line tool that's not at all Cocoa-aware.)
> Once you've created the "Clozure CL" application, double-clicking on
> it when the Currency Converter tutorial suggests doing so should make
> a bit more sense
> Mikel's admonitions about a flurry of development activity breaking
> things are more likely to be true of the trunk than of the 1.2  
> release that you're using.  (I'm not aware of any specific activity
> in the trunk that breaks the CurrencyConverter example, but it's true
> that that kind of activity is certainly more likely to occur there.)
>> When I use my own or the included files I get:
>>> ? (load "currency-converter")
>>>> Error: Reader error on #<BASIC-FILE-CHARACTER-INPUT-STREAM
>>> ("example_files/currency-converter.lisp"/4 ISO-8859-1)
>>> #x300040EC013D>, near position 94, within "(ns:ns-obj":
>>>>       Reference to unknown package "NS".
>>>> While executing: SIGNAL-READER-ERROR, in process listener(1).
>>> ...
>> I have found that adding (require "COCOA") to the head of currency-
>> converter.lisp gets me beyond this step. Is that acceptable? Is my
>> installation flawed or is the tutorial out of date?
> All of files (.nibs, .lisp sources) that're used in the  
> CurrencyConverter
> example are distributed in "ccl:examples;cocoa;currencyconverter;"
> The bug that led to this error was fixed in the currencyconverter.lisp
> source file in <http://trac.clozure.com/openmcl/changeset/10236>, but
> the tutorial on the Trac wiki still had the old/bad definition of
> the #/convert: method, as did the copies of the tutorial distributed
> in the lisp itself.  I just fixed that; if you apply the change to
> your copy of the #/convert: method and re-build the application, you
> should find that you no longer get this error.
>> Next, when building the application:
>>> ? (require "build-application")
>>> "build-application"
>>> ("builder-utilities" "build-application")
>>> ? (ccl::build-application :name "CurrencyConverter"
>>> 	:main-nib-name "CurrencyConverter"
>>> 	:nibfiles '(#P"CurrencyConverter.nib"))
>>> ;; Clozure terminates
>>> $
>> I can run the Application bundle and it does convert, but I get a
>> console with the error message found at: http://paste.lisp.org/display/72922
>> Does anything stick out here to anyone? I have programmed in Obj-C+ 
>> + w/
>> Cocoa before but it is not immediately clear to me what needs
>> correction here.
>> Thanks for any insight into these issues.
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