A persistent vector differs from an ordinary vector ( Vectors ) in that it is immutable, and all operations yield new persistent vectors instead of modifying inputs. Unlike immutable operations on ordinary sequences, persistent vector operations are efficient and run in sub-linear time.

The class of persistent vectors:
persistent-vector


Converting a sequence into a persistent vector:
>persistent-vector ( seq -- pvec )


Persistent vectors have a literal syntax:
PV{


The empty persistent vector, written PV{ }, is used for building up all other persistent vectors.

This implementation of persistent vectors is based on the clojure.lang.PersistentVector class from Rich Hickey's Clojure language for the JVM ( http://clojure.org ).