Rich Hickey is announcing that Clojure with version number 1.6.0 / 1.7.0-RC1 is already available to download.
What is Clojure ?
Clojure is A dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine, made famous and heavily promoted by Google’s own developers .
Besides the JVM, Clojure also targets CLR, the Clojure Language Runtime.The CLR is a native implementation of Clojure on Microsoft’s .Net Framework, programmed in C# and using the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR).Before being such a big deal on the development market, Clojure started out as a simple experiment, just another Lisp dialect.It then evolved into a mammoth must-have tool after it started being used to compiled directly to JVM bytecode, while still remaining open for editing and changes in the code in real-time.This dynamic compilation features makes it much more usable in production environments, where Java can sometimes be annoying to work with.
This is changelog for Clojure version 1.6.0 / 1.7.0-RC1 :
- Map destructuring extended to support namespaced keys
- New “some” operations
- Hashing algorithms
You can read the complete changelog and also download this latest version on their homepage: clojure.org