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.
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.
Clojure + nrepl is a great combination.
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.
Are you precompiling subclasses of `MaxObject` beforehand, or somehow loading Scala source into a dynamic system?
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