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re: True, but I almost never had to just "cast and hope" with clojure calling java code. When it comes to "serious" java (read: "enterprise class" with...

That was spot on. I love functional programming and Clojure got me for a while until I had to do exactly that.

In my wildest dreams I see Lisp becomes a mainstream language people use to teach and learn programming. I'm still writing Scheme on the side sometimes.

Tangentially, looking at my let, I saw a familiar construct staring back at me:

val b = SomeBean().apply {
  a = aValue
  b = bValue
}

LOL. Actually Kotlin stole quite a lot from Scala, which is a functional language inspired by Lisp. So your observation wasn't wrong.

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