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A dynamic programming language that allows developers to create various applications while using functional programming in the Java Virtual Machine






Java programs are widely employed today due to their high flexibility combined with an adequate computational power.

Several variations and dependencies have sprung up from this common programming language and Clojure is among them.

The Lisp-derived dialect is a general-purpose development environment that targets the Java Virtual Machine.

In essence, the functional coding language supports both immutable and mutable states, complete with multithreaded designs.

Similar to Lisp, the programming language employs a code-as-data philosophy, as well as a versatile macro system.

The Java-Lisp setup ensures the coding language borrows strong points from both, as the celebrated environments are grafted a functional programming platform, with full support for concurrent tasks.

As such, Clojure is particularly well-adapted to working with immutable data, as well as first class functions; what's more, all information structures are persistent and support recursion.

Polymorphism is one of its distinguishing features, as the development environment targets virtual machines, not operating systems.

Multiple taxonomies are supported and this setup ensures output results are highly flexible.

More-so, the support for concurrent programming ensures the output programs make full use of multi-core CPUs.

The particular power of the coding environment lies in the fact that immutable data structures can easily be shared between threads.

On the results side, Clojure can be embedded in a Java application, as well as used as any standard scripting language.

For developers wishing to test its functionality, a piecewise REPL interface is available. As such one can issue simple or advanced commands and check the consistency and power of the programming language in a sequential method.
Last updated on August 6th, 2015
Clojure - Clojure is a general-purpose dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine

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