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  • A new F# compiler feature: graph-based type-checking
    9 projects | | 5 Nov 2023
    I have a tangential question that is related to this cool new feature.

    Warning: the question I ask comes from a part of my brain that is currently melted due to heavy thinking.

    Context: I write a fair amount of Clojure, and in Lisps the code itself is a tree. Just like this F# parallel graph type-checker. In Lisps, one would use Macros to perform compile-time computation to accomplish something like this, I think.

    More context: Idris2 allows for first class type-driven development, where the types are passed around and used to formally specify program behavior, even down to the value of a particular definition.

    Given that this F# feature enables parallel analysis, wouldn't it make sense to do all of our development in a Lisp-like Trie structure where the types are simply part of the program itself, like in Idris2?

    Also related, is this similar to how HVM works with their "Interaction nets"?

    I'm afraid I don't even understand what the difference between code, data, and types are anymore... it used to make sense, but these new languages have dissolved those boundaries in my mind, and I am not sure how to build it back up again.

  • Ask HN: Why does the Clojure ecosystem feel like such a wasteland?
    3 projects | | 2 Sep 2023
    As an analogy - my face hasn't changed all that much in a past few years, and I haven't changed my profile picture in those few years. Does it really mean that I'm unmaintained/dead?

    > Where can I find latest documentation [...]?

    The answer is still And but it's community-maintained so might occasionally be missing some things right after they're released. E.g. as of this moment Clojure 1.11 is still not there since the maintainer of the website has some technical issues deploying the updated version of the website.

    For me personally, the best API-level documentation is the source code.

    > Where can I find [...] tools / libraries in a easy to use page or section?

    There's no central repository of all the available things since they can be loaded from many places (Clojars, Maven Central, other Maven repositories, S3, Git, local files).

    But there are community-maintained lists, like the one you've mentioned at (fully manual, AFAIK) or the one at (automated but only for GitHub). Perhaps there are others but I'm not familiar with them - most of the time, I myself don't find that much value in such services as I'm usually able to find things with a regular web search engine or ask the community when I need something in particular.

  • Why Lisp Syntax Works
    5 projects | | 5 Jun 2023
    They are written in Java, and implement a bunch of interfaces, so the implementation looks complicated, but they are basically just classes with head and tail fields.

  • Best implementation of CL for learning purposes
    3 projects | /r/lisp | 28 Mar 2023
    As a Java/Scala user you should check out Clojure! It is highly recommended (
  • Why I decided to learn (and teach) Clojure
    5 projects | | 20 Mar 2023
    Lisp is not a programming language, but a family of languages ​​with many dialects. The most famous dialects include Common Lisp, Clojure, Scheme and Racket. So after deciding that I was going to learn Lisp, I had to choose one of its dialects.
  • Clojure Turns 15 panel discussion video
    24 projects | | 13 Feb 2023
    I thought you might be trolling. But then when I looked at the Clojure repo on Github the last commit was 2 months back. There is some merit in your arguments.
  • Advent of Clojure - looking for feedback
    5 projects | /r/Clojure | 12 Jan 2023
    1 - partial is defining a new function that ignores the type hints from func, and would introduce boxing. It also can introduce a performance hit for (remaining) argument arities > 3, since it automatically invokes a varargs variant instead of providing a concrete arity. With the varargs version, in profiling you may see RestFn showing up on hot paths, which is the varargs implementation having to munge seqs every invocation instead of being able to use concrete args matching discrete arities. Depending on the frequency of invocation this may impact performance.
  • The Holy Trinity of Clojure
    7 projects | | 12 Dec 2022
    I love Clojure, but the Java source is oddly formatted which I never understood:
  • Is there any currently working way to import a local Java .jar library into a Clojure project?
    3 projects | /r/Clojure | 1 Dec 2022
    I'm using Leiningen to set up the project, so it seems that the guide on does not apply. And in the Leiningen Docs I couldn't find anything...
  • Is Clojure suitable for my use cases?
    10 projects | /r/Clojure | 21 Oct 2022
    You can see all the changes (and two security fixes) for Clojure versions here:
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