Chapter 1. Introduction to Clojure

 

This chapter covers

  • Clojure basics
  • What makes Clojure special
  • Clojure as a Lisp
  • Clojure as a functional programming language
  • Clojure as a JVM-based language

 

The greatest single programming language ever designed.

Alan Kay on Lisp

Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never use Lisp itself a lot.

Eric Raymond

Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc, informally specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.

Philip Greenspun

1.1. What is Clojure?

Clojure is a new programming language, designed as ...

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