I stumbled upon a new programming language called hy. Basically it is for Python what Clojure is for Java; a LISP implementation. I have played around with it a bit, mainly for my Sandvalley project and at least so far I find it easier to use than Clojure. I think this probably is because Python standard library is much more familiar to me than Java’s.

If I have understood everything correctly, interfacing hy and Python is extremely simple. hy programs get turned into Python abstract syntax trees and the interpreter does not see any difference at all. There are some conventions how for example function names are mapped (some-function gets turned into some_function).

Hy seems to have quite active development community. What I lack currently is the documentation, but eventually that’ll pick up too.

(sorry, no code samples this time, still have to figure out how things mesh together :))

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