The Intertweets have been buzzing with messages related to the fund drive to pay for Clojure’s development. It looks as if Rich Hickey has already achieved over 50% of his required funding for 2010. Here are some of the relevant tweets today:
- Funding update - the Clojure community is simply awesome! (here, via @technews) -- Rich provides an update on his funding appeal.
- rhickey: "2010 funding crosses the 50% mark" Let's take it the rest of the way! (via @chrishouser)
- Flightcaster Supports Clojure (here, via @bradfordcross) -- Thanks from all of us!
- Hard-core Clojure (here, via @timbray) -- Tim Bray writes about his first thoughts after @atosborne's very fast Clojure implementation of WideFinder 2. Tim dislikes that in order to achieve the kind of performance that @atosborne achieved he had to dip into Java (for AtomicLong and other concurrency related classes). It detracts to the purity of Clojure, in a way. He also comments that @atosborne's code might be less modular and less portable than desired. All comments are fair and worthy of some thinking.
- First a subset of Lisp was the new black in the form of Clojure and now Prolog looks like the next big thing (here, via @mdreid) -- From the Technology Review magazine: A Berkeley professor proposes Datalog as a model for easy development of applications for The Cloud. Meanwhile, some hackers are already using Clojure for such purpose.
- New debug-repl tutorial (here, via @georgejahad) -- How to debug macros with debug-repl
- Sean Devlin's recipe for turning my Clojure string interpolation macro (or, any macro, really) into a reader macro (here, via @cemerick) -- Read the disclaimer in bold red before getting burned with reader macros :)