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Slick Clojure Editor Setup with Atom

Clojure has an amazing tooling and support for a couple of editors including — Emacs and Cursive. Still, every time when I open them they feel … heavy. I spend quite a bit of time researching different options and even though I love VSCode I found peace with Atom.

Couple of things to consider when we talk about editing Clojure:

  1. Parentheses — to not worry about inference/coloring of the parens
  2. REPL — to evaluate functions
  3. Linter — to highlight warnings and errors
  4. Formatter — to not worry about code formatting

This guide is based on atom tools guide from clojurescript.org website.

Installation

brew cask install atom

Packages

Parens

apm install parinfer lisp-paredit rainbow-delimiters
Credits:
parinfer — Shaun LeBron and Chris Oakman
lisp-paredit — Jon Spalding
rainbow-delimiters — Mounier Florian
clojurescript.org — Atom

REPL

apm install proto-repl ink
Credits:
proto-repl — Jason Gilman
ink — JunoLab

Linter

brew install candid82/brew/joker
apm install linter-joker
Credits:
joker — Roman Bataev
linter-joker-Ryan De La Torre

Formatter

apm install atom-beautify
Credits:
atom-beautify — Glavin Wiechert
node-cljfmt —Case Nelson
cljfmt — James Reeves

Look and Feel

apm install atom-file-icons hasklig
Credits:
atom-file-icons — Donovan Hiland
atom-hasklig — adilparvez
hasklig — Ian Tuomi


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