Alternative jvm languages

Apr 23, 2013 at 4:57pm

Alternative jvm languages

I’m curious if anyone has played around with languages other than java on the jvm for writing max/msp externals? I compiled some simple externals using Scala this morning, and it seems, to me at least, that could be interesting to write msp objects in a functional manner.

Apr 23, 2013 at 10:59pm

A couple here:

Adam Murray has also done Ruby.

I had a look at Scala several years ago and concluded that, while it compiles to the JVM, it can’t be embedded as as “live” interpreter, which is what I was after.

Apr 25, 2013 at 4:01pm

Clojure + nrepl is a great combination.

Nov 24, 2013 at 10:26am

I’m writing mxj patches in Scala and it works fine. The trick is to make sure the Scala library (scala-library.jar) is on your class path.

Nov 24, 2013 at 10:56am

Are you precompiling subclasses of `MaxObject` beforehand, or somehow loading Scala source into a dynamic system?

Jan 4, 2014 at 10:34am

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