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Posted in the “I hope no-one else has to go through this” category in the hope that Google surfaces this for some other poor soul.

Picture a rather trivial split function:

(defn split [str delimiter]
  ((seq (.split str delimiter))))

Which helpfully spits out:

java.lang.ClassCastException: clojure.lang.ArraySeq cannot be cast to clojure.lang.IFn

The issue here is the additional set of parentheses – a hang-over from a previous edit. Removing this fixed the trouble. These parentheses were causing Clojure to expect a function call…

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