spec-checking assert expression. Returns x if x is valid? according to spec, else throws an ex-info with explain-data plus ::failure of :assertion-failed. Can be disabled at either compile time or runtime: If *compile-asserts* is false at compile time, compiles to x. Defaults to value of 'clojure.spec.compile-asserts' system property, or true if not set. If (check-asserts?) is false at runtime, always returns x. Defaults to value of 'clojure.spec.check-asserts' system property, or false if not set. You can toggle check-asserts? with (check-asserts bool).