"This is a toe in the water experiment for support for more data types (like URIs, IPs, UUIDs etc) where the representation will inevitably differ across applications. The idea is that the reader support conveys the semantics (this is a point in time, not a string or number) and printed representation, without dictating the programmatic type. This will allow people to use Clojure data as a richer transport format without locking anyone (or even two ends of the same application) into particular libraries etc." – Rich Hickey on the dev list





Q & A


Old Notes

Goal for an instant literal:

RH - this presumes an instant literal is a goal, it is not necessarily so

Provide a relatively easy way to create a human readable time instant.  Also provide a protocol based library of date functions

What this is:

What this is NOT:

Things to read to facilitate intelligent discussion (TO DO):

Known issues/things to solve