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Tag: clj-compilation

The ClojureScript Compilation Pipeline

this is the fifth entry in an n-part series explaining the compilation techniques of Clojure. In honor of the upcoming Clojure’s Google Summer of Code projects I present some discussion of the ClojureScript compiler pipeline. I talked about this in my ClojureWest talk, but a little more discussion is welcomed. Much of what I say […]

Compiling Clojure to JavaScript, pt. 3 – The Himera Model

this is the fourth entry in an n-part series explaining the compilation techniques of Clojure. translations: [日本語] When ClojureScript was first announced there was much gnashing of teeth over the fact that it provided neither eval, nor runtime macros. In response, I did tackle the matter of eval, but code speaks louder than words, so […]

Why Clojure doesn’t need invokedynamic, but it might be nice

this is the third entry in an n-part series explaining the compilation techniques of Clojure.1 There was an interesting discussion about invokedynamic on the Clojure mailing list focused on the need for and potential benefits of invokedynamic. Granted this topic is often quite technical, so I suppose that it’s understandable that confusion and disagreement would […]

Compiling Clojure to JavaScript, pt. 2 – Why No Eval?

By excluding eval the Clojure/core team was not acting miserly, but instead had valid reasons for its exclusion. This post will go over why eval was excluded and why it may never see the light of day in the core distribution.

Compiling Clojure to Javascript

This is the first entry in an n-part series explaining the techniques and design principles of ClojureScript.