05 March 2010

I've been mulling over learning a new language for the last few months, I've done bits of reading here and there on Haskell, Lisp (via SICP), and a couple other languages. The more time I spend looking the more Clojure likes the answer. Haskell looks fascinating, but at the end of the day, perhaps too baroque and just not as useful. Lisp + the power and libs of the JVM seems flat out awesome. Worth reading are these excellent slides by Clojure's creator:

http://wiki.jvmlangsummit.com/images/a/ab/HickeyJVMSummit2009.pdf



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