[Openmcl-devel] RDNZL Anyone?

Tomas Hlavaty tom at logand.com
Tue Jun 18 14:13:48 PDT 2013

Hi Steven,

also http://logand.com/sw/cl-olefs.html might be of interest to you,
although support for MS Word is also almost nonexistent, but might be
not so difficult to implements bits depending on what you are after.
Also, if you don't need to process old binary office documents, the new
formats are xml based and much easier to deal with;-)



Steven Núñez <steven.nunez at illation.com> writes:

> I thought about POI and ABCL, however while POI support for Excel is
> pretty good, it’s support for MS Word, one of the main inputs to this
> exercise, is next to nonexistent.
> Good ‘blog post BTW. I’m glad to know that ABCL has finally come of
> age. Now if only someone would create a Common Lisp targeting the
> Microsoft DLR… (I actually thought of trying to implement just what I
> need for the purposes of this project, but then came to my senses).
> IronScheme is one option, but it’s not common lisp, so would end up
> being more like a scripting language. Workable, though not ideal.
> - Steve
> From: Hans Hübner <hans.huebner at gmail.com>
> Date: Monday, 17 June 2013 16:46
> To: Steven Nunez <steven.nunez at illation.com>
> Cc: "openmcl-devel at clozure.com" <openmcl-devel at clozure.com>
> Subject: Re: [Openmcl-devel] RDNZL Anyone?
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Steven Núñez <
> steven.nunez at illation.com> wrote:
>     Perhaps I should have phrased my question a bit differently: Does
>     anyone
>     have any good ways to access .NET or C libraries on the Microsoft
>     from
>     CCL? I need to do a lot of manipulation of Office document
>     contents.
> If you "just" need to manipulate Office documents, maybe using Apache
> POI (http://poi.apache.org/) is an option for you.  Apache POI is a
> Java library and there are a few different ways how to access Java
> libraries from Lisp.  I'm using ABCL for that purpose (http://
> netzhansa.blogspot.de/2013/03/
> dealing-with-excel-files-from-common.html), but there are a few other
> options (http://www.cliki.net/java) that might be worth looking at.
> -Hans
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