If I was better at updating my blog I would have posted this months ago. But better late than never!

I’m giving a talk about a library I wrote called Methodical at Clojure/north 2020. Methodical ports the “generic method” parts of the Common Lisp Object System (CLOS) to Clojure in a Clojurey way. As far as I can tell, it’s the best/most complete port of the CLOS to Clojure out there, even though it only ports a subset of CLOS.

Cool, but why?

I spend a lot of time missing some of the powerful features of the Common Lisp Object System while you’re writing Clojure. Specifically, the thing I miss most is support for auxiliary methods. The Common Lisp Cookbook has a good explanation of what exactly auxiliary methods are.