Great computer languages, like monarchs and planets, become emblems of what surrounds them.
The greatest computer languages are barely there, as nearly everything we
file under their names could be described as a library or other customization.
It's not unusual and not even absurd to find a question about
socket() on a
forum: Linux is arguably a morphogenic implication of
C. Clojure, too, is formally
minimal, but it induces composition.
Much of what we specifically admire about it isn't the language itself so much
as an expression of it.
Clojure provides Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) via the …more ...