Clojure

Strip leading colons when creating keywords from single strings

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  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • Status: Closed Closed
  • Resolution: Declined
  • Affects Version/s: None
  • Fix Version/s: Backlog
  • Component/s: None
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Description

This seems unfortunate:

=> (-> :foo str keyword)
::foo

Symbols are far saner in this regard:

=> (-> 'foo str symbol)
foo

Simply stripping leading colons from strings prior to turning them into keywords should suffice. The 2-arity Keyword.intern method and clojure.core/keyword fn should be left intact, so as to provide an escape hatch for those that really do need colon-prefixed keywords.

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