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  • 08/11 08:45:33 Zona: I’m sure I’ll have a number of dumb newbie questions like this, but does anyone know the motivation behind using quoted symbols instead of strings for `require` arguments? For example, `(require 'http://clojure.java.io")`.
  • 08/17 16:25:03 Luke: @Zona yes, I do. slightly_smiling_face
  • 08/17 16:29:03 Luke: semantically, it is the namespace component of a set of symbols naming vars in the namespace
  • 08/17 16:29:33 Luke: of course, require could have been written to take strings, instead, but symbols are more appropriate, imo
  • 08/17 17:10:40 Zona: Thanks!
  • *Usernames have been changed to protect the innocent.
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