ClojureCLR VS awesome-clojure-likes

Compare ClojureCLR vs awesome-clojure-likes and see what are their differences.


A port of Clojure to the CLR, part of the Clojure project (by clojure)


Curated list of Clojure-like programming languages. (by chr15m)
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ClojureCLR awesome-clojure-likes
7 3
1,385 152
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8.2 2.0
2 days ago 7 months ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ClojureCLR. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of awesome-clojure-likes. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-05.
  • GitHub - chr15m/awesome-clojure-likes: Curated list of Clojure-like programming languages.
    2 projects | | 5 Jan 2022
  • Clojure, but without the JVM?
    19 projects | | 29 Oct 2021
    I really sympathize here, Clojure is such a cool kid. Unfortunately, I did not find a satisfying clojure-like langage, here is a good list of similar or inspired langages :
  • State of Clojure 2021
    1 project | | 6 Jan 2021
    I think Clojure will be a very hard language to supersede. Lisp syntax in general is not very common, so lots of people dismiss it just because of that. The ones that don't, usually look on programming languages differently, and won't leave Clojure unless a serious contender with a seriously awesome team behind it pops up, which since I started doing Clojure (~2010) hasn't happened yet and seems unlikely to happen.

    Although there are some nice efforts on getting wider support for Clojure. Babashka is one of my favorite projects, that leverages SCI (Small Clojure Intreper) and GraalVM to build a subset of Clojure that can startup much faster, making Clojure suitable for CLIs and desktop apps.

    Then we have the Clojure-like languages that takes the best ideas of Clojure with some differences and different runtimes. Joker comes to mind as one of those. Here are some others:

    I also think ClojureScript is still a hidden gem in the frontend world. Now with the rise of shadowcljs, it becomes easier to get started, which is seemingly super important for the JS world (rather than focus on longterm experience, first timer experience is the focus), so more people will see the strength in Clojure for client-side clients, especially if the data structures you're dealing with is coming from 3rd party clients instead of you making them up on the backend.

    All in all, Clojure will be hard to replace, but definitely not impossible, it'll just take a lot. For now, Clojure is the king on the hill, with it's small versions eating up some smaller hills. In my view, it's time has yet to come.

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