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Clojure Applied by Alex Miller, Ben Vandgrift

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Wrapping Up

There’s wisdom in history. Hickey and his collaborators were able to create a thoughtful, well-reasoned language because they knew this history and could apply its wisdom.

In our industry, we don’t focus much on our roots and core principles outside of formal education in mathematics or computer science. We focus on the practical, and often that’s what we need. However, our collective history is interesting and informative. By understanding the research and sometimes heated debate, our thinking about what we do gains depth. We understand that this academic-seeming recapitulation may not appeal to all readers, but we also hope that you’ll look through the papers we’ve referenced, and that this’ll whet your appetite for more reading. ...

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