March 24, 2012, 7:46 AM —
InfoWorld: When did you develop Clojure? What was your intention in doing so?
Hickey: I started in 2005, and the first version I released was toward the end of 2007. It's kind of a Lisp for the JVM. My intention was to make a dynamic, functional programming language for the JVM.
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InfoWorld: Why did you see a need for that?