Lisp bindings for Libpurple

Stephen Eilert spedrosa at
Mon Jun 30 08:44:43 EDT 2008

I have considered doing that a while ago, but some other issues got in the
way (such as the lack of usable GTK bindings for Chicken Scheme).

I think it would be a good idea to use SWIG (, since
that would take care of generating bindings for a bunch of languages at
once, not just the Lisp family.


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On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Evan Driscoll <driscoll at> wrote:

> I'm considering writing a program which will have an IM component, and
> libpurple seems like a reasonable choice given the multi-protocol
> support. However, I plan on working in either Common Lisp or Scheme
> (currently undecided which), which means that I would need to use the
> appropriate foreign-function interface to make Lisp bindings for libpurple.
> I did a couple searches and didn't see anything that others have done
> (only saw bindings for PHP and Ruby), but I thought that I would ask and
> see if anyone was aware if this work has been already been done. (Or
> alternately, any demand for having either CL or Scheme bindings, which
> could slightly weigh into my decision of which to use.)
> Thanks,
> Evan Driscoll
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