Chapter 3. Dipping your toes in the pool
This chapter covers
- Nil punning
- Using the REPL to experiment
Deeper and broader topics will be covered in later chapters, but now’s a good time to pick through an eclectic selection of smaller topics. The topics covered in this chapter stand alone but are important. Covering them now will be a fun way to start digging into practical matters of how to use Clojure.
We covered a lot of conceptual ground in the previous chapter and built your Clojure lexicon. In this chapter, we’ll take a detour into some fundamental underpinnings relevant to every Clojure project. First we’ll explore Clojure’s straightforward notions of truthiness, or the distinctions between values considered ...