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Asynchronous Clojure

Getting started with channels and the core.async library

Core.async is Clojure’s main library for asynchronous programming and communication. It makes asynchronous programming a lot easier by doing much of the heavy lifting for you.The library has a few objectives which you can read about here, but chiefly it aims to:

  • To provide facilities for independent threads of activity, communicating via queue-like channels
  • To support both real threads and shared use of thread pools (in any combination), as well as…

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