The nice, clean replacement for Common Lisp — as some would have you believe.
I haven’t forgotten about you.
Clojure is a nice, clean replacement for Common Lisp only if thumbs are nice, clean replacements for cars.
But wait, we’re dealing with something more than a mere lightweight hitchhiker on the JVM:
“…Clojure’s library is still growing. The Var count has increased by 50% in the last two years… At this rate, Clojure 1.6 will have a bigger standard library than Common Lisp. (The timing depends on how quickly parts of clojure.contrib get assimilated into clojure.core.) I suppose when that happens, Common Lisp will still be perceived as huge and bloated, and Clojure as relatively small and clean.”
“Clojure is almost as big as Common Lisp.” (Arcane Sentiment)
Looks like this particular thumb already weighs more than my car.
On top of it all: why should we not count all of the definitions available to the programmer in a freshly-installed copy of the development system? Let’s add Java’s definition count to Clojure’s total! It would be perfectly fair.
Now the thumb weighs as much as a loaded freight train…
Would anyone care to post the corrected count?