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What Sucks about Clojure...and Why You'll Love It Anyway



Chas Emerick makes a critique of Clojure outlining its weak points related to namespaces, declare, dynamic scope, STM, JVM and others.


Chas Emerick is a coauthor of Clojure Programming from O'Reilly, and a contributor to Clojure itself and dozens of Clojure projects. He's been deploying Clojure in production since 2009 — primarily to solve various document extraction problems — having adopted it as his primary language the year before. He writes about software development, entrepreneurship, and other passions at

About the conference

Clojure/West is a new conference bringing the Clojure community together to discuss techniques, tools, and the state of the Clojure ecosystem March 16-17th for three tracks of sessions. Prior to the conference, register for three days of training by the Clojure experts.

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Jun 19, 2012