TIL: Clojure #inst Reader Literal Shortcuts

I’m a big fan of the Today I Learned microblog that Hashrocket runs. The TIL format of simply sharing what is new and useful to the author encourages Hashrocket’s engineers to share practical knowledge when they might not otherwise find the time if they needed to write a wordy introduction or conduct a topical deep dive. Beyond that, it also gives license for the author to share something that is new to him or her–and likely many others–without any implicit suggestion of blazing new technological trails.

Escaping Clojure Exceptions

Given the following code, it’s pretty obvious that we’ve handled the inevitable exception and we’re going to return :handled, right?