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[CLJCLR-25] Clojure.Compile.exe create single dll for all compiled .clj files Created: 02/Aug/13  Updated: 14/Sep/13

Status: Reopened
Project: ClojureCLR
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Enhancement Priority: Major
Reporter: Devin Garner Assignee: David Miller
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: None

Attachments: Text File 0001-PATCH-Add-NDesk.Options-ManyConsole-via-NuGet-to-all.patch    
Patch: Code


I've created a patch for ClojureCLR that allows the Clojure.Compile.exe to build a single .dll or .exe when given a list of .clj files. This is basically the same concept as the ILMerge, but it gives the benefit to the programmer with a project containing many .clj files, rather than only to clojure.dll itself.

The merged/separate option can be specified at the commandline, so users can choose the previous method if they prefer.

I didn't remove ILMerge from the ClojureCLR build process, but it should theoretically be easy to do if desired.

ILMerge is working, but its license doesn't allow redistribution & would require each programmer to learn to use the tool (unless its built into nLeiningen & vsClojure). It seems better if Clojure.Compile.exe doesn't make tons of dlls in the first place.

The basic usage is:

Clojure.Compile.exe -include test.clj -include test2.clj -outputAssemblyName test.dll
Clojure.Compile.exe -i test.clj -i test2.clj -o test.dll

If you leave off the -o parameter, it functions the same as previously.

Comment by David Miller [ 14/Sep/13 2:37 PM ]

Simplified CLI to
Clojure.Compile.exe [-o outputAssemblyName] cljFileName...

Comment by David Miller [ 14/Sep/13 3:14 PM ]

I thought I had run the test suite one last time before committing – apparently not. The fix committed as 7745dec blows three tests. One test shows the :arglists metadata on functions has the wrong type. Two other tests error out function-serialization.

In addition, :file metadata went from relative paths to absolute paths, so the metadata in distributed ClojureCLR will show the file paths on my development machine.

I'm going to roll this change back until these are fixed.

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