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Level up your skills by taking advantage of Clojure's powerful macro system. Macros make hard things possible and normal things easy. They can be tricky to use, and this book will help you deftly navigate the terrain. You'll discover how to write straightforward code that avoids duplication and clarifies your intentions. You'll learn how and why to write macros. You'll lea ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published September 5th 2014 by Pragmatic Bookshelf (first published August 26th 2014)
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Eric Smith
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I laughed, I cried, I wrote some clojure macros.
Sam
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent! A quick read and arms you with everything you need to start writing usable, maintainable, and _sane_ macros. Thanks, Colin!
Jake McCrary
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
A nice focused book on writing Clojure macros. It isn't long and doesn't have much fluff. A useful read for a Clojure programmer.
Suvash Thapaliya
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fun book. The last chapter certainly twisted my mind. Will be a handy reference when I need to write macros, if at all.
Josh Glover
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Solid advice for writing macros.
Ralph
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The section on control flow was pretty mind bending. Enjoyed the read and learned a lot.
J. Pablo
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The macro system is one of my favorite parts of Lisp but it's also very easy to get it wrong and paint yourself into a corner of ugly generated code. When I saw this book I got very excited.

The book is short and to the point. It's very informational dense. It covers learning what is a macro all the way to some advanced techniques you probably want to stay away from unless you know what you are doing and nothing else makes sense.

I'm glad the publisher had the guts to publish a short book. Normall
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