I’ve been learning Clojure through Exercism this month, and decided to live stream my setup today. Today was my second attempt at live streaming.
- I installed KeyViz during the stream to show which keys I was pressing.
- I’m pretty happy with my Clojure setup in Caval so far. I don’t really use the REPL and instead just evaluate code inline with
- Paredit hasn’t really gotten in my way too much, and I’ve used slurp and split to some extent.
- I didn’t finish solving the pig latin problem on the live stream, but my final solution can be found here
- As usual, I tried to avoid using Regex as much as possible. This sort of problem could have been solved entirely in Regex, but I’m trying to learn Clojure, not Regex.
- My favorite part of my solution was using
someto get the first truthy result of mapping over a word with a collection of functions. This is probably the first time that the homoiconicity of Lisp dialects has felt like more than just a cool thing to talk about. I was able to practically play with the syntax of the language to map functions over a value. There are certainly other ways of achieving this without syntactic gymnastics, but it worked really well.
Check out the video here: