Ep 044: What's so different about Clojure's REPL?
Each week, we answer a different question about Clojure and functional programming.
This week, the question is: “What’s so different about Clojure’s REPL?” We evaluate what a REPL really is and show that it’s much more about the developer experience than simply calculating values.
- “The Clojure REPL is your window into the state of a running application.”
- “It’s a much larger, broader kind of experience.”
- “It’s funny to have mutable programs and immutable data, but that’s what Clojure gives you.”
- “The fact that the REPL can read expressions and run them becomes one of it’s least interesting attributes.”