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From "Chris Dean (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (BUILDR-259) Support for the Clojure AOT Compiler
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2010 01:08:09 GMT


Chris Dean commented on BUILDR-259:

Patch also on github at

> Support for the Clojure AOT Compiler
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: BUILDR-259
>                 URL:
>             Project: Buildr
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Compilers
>    Affects Versions: 1.4
>            Reporter: Daniel Spiewak
>            Assignee: Alex Boisvert
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.4.5
>         Attachments: clojure-buildr-21967485.patch
> Clojure is a JVM-hosted Lisp which strongly emphasizes interop with Java.  As with most
Lisps, Clojure is designed to run primarily as an interpreter.  However, it is possible to
use the Clojure ahead-of-time compiler to produce .class files which can then be separated
from the original source.
> I think it would be very nice if Buildr had some support for Clojure as a buildable language.
 At the moment, any Clojure-using projects have to resort to things like storing the .clj
scripts in the src/main/resources directory, etc.  This works, but it's ugly and it doesn't
mesh well with AOT compilation.  A better solution is to allow the storage of scripts in the
src/main/clojure directory.  These scripts would then be compiled by default to target/classes.
 It should also be possible to specify a finite set of libraries to compile, in which case
the remaining (uncompiled) scripts should be copied to the appropriate sub-directory of target/classes.
> An essentially-functional implementation of this feature is available at git://
/ clojure.  The / master branch also contains support for the clojure shell in context with
this new language support.  Specs and documentation are presently absent, but could easily
be added.

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