The page doesn’t mention it, but the thing that really makes Clean notable is uniqueness types.
Is this the same as Pony’s iso, or only superficially so?
They don’t seem to be related. Pony’s work with capabilities seems to be an extension of capability-based security.
Looks great, but I can only imagine the pain it has to be to google for things about it
Good point. However there are languages like J, K, and Q that manage to grab mindshare. As long as there’s a Wikipedia page you’re halfway there.
j language reverse array
Microsoft Research’s P lang is another example of this ridiculous single-letter convention. It is worth more than the lousy name it was given.
Clean had some great documentation compared to some other languages in the early days. I based Factor’s first version of parsing combinators based on a lazy list of successes on the parsing combinators from a chapter in the Clean book which was my first encounter with the subject.