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Comment why this is cool (Score 1) 62

kawa is one of the most performant dynamic language implementations on the jvm.
and it's a lisp, so it has all the advantages of that language family going for it.
the real win is the confluence of these things: a powerful dynamic language with
full access to the jvm ecosystem.

applications can run for months or years at a time with continuous hot updates.
no doubt that this is possible with other language runtimes, but i haven't seen one
that makes it easier than kawa.

compared to clojure: performance is probably the most persuasive advantage for most folks,
though for me it's that kawa is scheme

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