Ralph Prescott thinks this is interesting: (println "returning... ") From Chapter 2. Drinking from the Clojure fire hose from The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser Publisher: Manning Publications Released: May 2014 Note finally-clause is for side-effects only Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/the-joy-of/10809157/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.