Available since 1.2 (source)
  • (defrecord name [& fields] & opts+specs)
(defrecord name [fields*]  options* specs*)
 Options are expressed as sequential keywords and arguments (in any order).
 Supported options:
:load-ns - if true, importing the record class will cause the
           namespace in which the record was defined to be loaded.
           Defaults to false.
 Each spec consists of a protocol or interface name followed by zero
or more method bodies:
(methodName [args*] body)*
 Dynamically generates compiled bytecode for class with the given
name, in a package with the same name as the current namespace, the
given fields, and, optionally, methods for protocols and/or
 The class will have the (immutable) fields named by
fields, which can have type hints. Protocols/interfaces and methods
are optional. The only methods that can be supplied are those
declared in the protocols/interfaces.  Note that method bodies are
not closures, the local environment includes only the named fields,
and those fields can be accessed directly.
 Method definitions take the form:
 (methodname [args*] body)
 The argument and return types can be hinted on the arg and
methodname symbols. If not supplied, they will be inferred, so type
hints should be reserved for disambiguation.
 Methods should be supplied for all methods of the desired
protocol(s) and interface(s). You can also define overrides for
methods of Object. Note that a parameter must be supplied to
correspond to the target object ('this' in Java parlance). Thus
methods for interfaces will take one more argument than do the
interface declarations. Note also that recur calls to the method
head should *not* pass the target object, it will be supplied
automatically and can not be substituted.
 In the method bodies, the (unqualified) name can be used to name the
class (for calls to new, instance? etc).
 The class will have implementations of several (clojure.lang)
interfaces generated automatically: IObj (metadata support) and
IPersistentMap, and all of their superinterfaces.
 In addition, defrecord will define type-and-value-based =,
and will defined Java .hashCode and .equals consistent with the
contract for java.util.Map.
 When AOT compiling, generates compiled bytecode for a class with the
given name (a symbol), prepends the current ns as the package, and
writes the .class file to the *compile-path* directory.
 Two constructors will be defined, one taking the designated fields
followed by a metadata map (nil for none) and an extension field
map (nil for none), and one taking only the fields (using nil for
meta and extension fields). Note that the field names __meta,
__extmap, __hash and __hasheq are currently reserved and should not
be used when defining your own records.
 Given (defrecord TypeName ...), two factory functions will be
defined: ->TypeName, taking positional parameters for the fields,
and map->TypeName, taking a map of keywords to field values.