Clojerl - have you used it?

If so, where/how and what do you like about it? :003:

Clojure for the Erlang VM

Erlang is a great language for building safe, reliable and scalable systems. It provides immutable, persistent data structures out of the box and its concurrency semantics are unequalled by any other language.

Clojure is a Lisp and as such comes with all the goodies Lisps provide. Apart from these Clojure also introduces powerful abstractions such as protocols, multi-methods and seqs, to name a few.

Clojure was originally built to simplify the development of concurrent programs in the JVM. Some of its concurrency abstractions could be adapted to Erlang, but this is not the main goal of this project. Its main goal is to combine the power of the Erlang VM with the expressiveness of Clojure to provide an interesting, useful result that might make the lives of many programmers simpler and make the world a happier place.

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Yea, I tend to use it from time to time but haven’t really invested any real effort into Clojure.

There’s a lot to like, but particularly having specs in the BEAM and being able to use Erlang concurrency and message passing is very appealing.


No, I have not used it neither do I know anything about the Clojure programming language.