store/[org.clojure/clojure "1.8.0"] clj::clojure.core/*print-dup*

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  When set to logical true, objects will be printed in a way that preserves
  their type when read in later.

  Defaults to false.

Example 1

;; `*print-dup*` is very handy when we want to write clojure code/data
;; to a file to read it in later.

(defn serialize
  "Print a data structure to a file so that we may read it in later."
  [data-structure #^String filename]
    ( filename)
    (binding [*print-dup* true] (prn data-structure))))
;; => #'user/serialize

;; This allows us to then read in the structure at a later time, like so:
(defn deserialize [filename]
  (with-open [r (PushbackReader. (FileReader. filename))]
    (read r)))
;; => #'user/deserialize

(serialize {:name "Fred" :age "23"} "config.clj")
;; => nil

(deserialize "config.clj")
;; => {:name "Fred", :age "23"}

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