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ClojureScript: A Clojure to JavaScript Compiler

Scott Hanselman’s follow-up to his JavaScript is Assembly Language for the Web post from earlier this month has been circulating this week. Hanselman talks about both the minification and obfuscation of code, and the use of JavaScript as a target language for other languages to compile to. It’s more or less the same point CoffeeScript creator Jeremy Ashkenas made at JSConf. To help make the point, Ashkenas shared a list of languages that compile to JavaScript.

Well, add one more to the list: ClojureScript.

Rich Hickey introduces ClojureScript

Clojure, a modern dialect of Lisp that runs on the JVM, has been around for a few years, but for some reason we’ve been hearing more about it in recent months. We did a round-up of learning materials for Clojure here.

ClojureScript was created by Rich Hickey, Clojure core contributors and other including Chris Houser.

See also: Fargo: A Scheme-like Programming Langauge That Runs on Node.js.

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