Ep 042: What does it mean to be 'data-oriented'?
Each week, we answer a different question about Clojure and functional programming.
This week, the question is: “What does it mean to be ‘data-oriented’?” We merge together different aspects of Clojure’s data orientation, and specify which of those help make development more pleasant.
- “Clojure has the corner on data.”
- “Other languages have data too, it’s just locked in little cages.”
- “Data is inert, it can’t harm you.”
- “Because Clojure is expressed in its own data structures, and those structures are simple, that makes Clojure syntax simple.”
- “Find a good way to represent the information that you want to work with, in a way that feels appropriate for the subject matter.”
- “If you find a good way of representing your information, that representation tends to be pretty stable. All of the change is in the functions you use to work with it.”