[Haskell-cafe] Any comments about Clojure language?

Tom Davies tgdavies at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 19:46:51 EDT 2009

On 10/08/2009, at 6:34 PM, Sukit Tretriluxana wrote:

> Hi all,
> I start reading about Closure language (http://clojure.org) and it  
> seems an interesting language. I don't know much about this language  
> especially in comparison to Haskell feature by feature. Could it  
> perhaps be what Haskell on JVM would have been with the dressing of  
> Lisp syntax?
> Any one would like to chime in your comments about the language, in  
> comparison to Haskell?

As far as I know, the closest thing to Haskell on the JVM is CAL http://openquark.org

Clojure differs from Haskell in being impure (although it does provide  
some immutable data structures) and in not being statically typed --  
the lack of static typing is the most important difference IMHO.


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