I'm enjoying what I see of Clojure. However, I am not enjoying the
books and tutorials. They seem to be written to other Clojure
programmers. Perhaps, I could write a few essays for a more gentle,
but quicker introduction to the language.
The Koolaid of Clojure
The love and hate of Lisp seems to spin on its syntax. I don't quite understand that, so maybe I can unspin that.
Clojure's Tail Recursion Feature
What appeared to me to be a kludge around a lack of tail recursion, has become a feature to me.
Forth, like many other computer languages, gathered a lot of excitement, but failed to deliver anything more than printer drivers? But why, as is there a lesson for the Clojure Community?
The Background for CAR and CDR
Lisp has a long tradition, and we see some peculiar features of the past in some of the function names.