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The Joy of Clojure by Michael Fogus, Chris Houser

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Chapter 9. Combining data and code

 

 

Clojure provides powerful features for grouping and partitioning logical units of code and data. Most logical groupings occur within namespaces, Clojure’s analogue to Java packages. We explore how to build, manipulate, and reason about them. Also, in this chapter we’ll play with Clojure’s powerful multimethods that provide polymorphism based on arbitrary dispatch functions. We then uncover recent additions to Clojure supporting abstraction-oriented programming—types, protocols, and records. Finally, the chapter concludes ...

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