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The Joy of Clojure

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Chapter 3. Dipping our toes in the pool



Deeper and broader topics will be covered in later chapters, but now’s a good time to pick through an eclectic selection of smaller topics. The topics covered in this chapter stand alone but are important. Covering them now will be a fun way to start digging into practical matters of how to use Clojure.

We’ve covered a lot of conceptual ground in the previous chapter and built our Clojure lexicon. In this chapter, we’ll take a bit of a detour into some fundamental underpinnings driving idiomatic Clojure source code. First we’ll explore Clojure’s straightforward notions of Truthiness,[1] or the distinctions between ...

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