Google releases the Go language

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Wed Nov 11 16:29:48 MST 2009


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 16:16, Levi Pearson <levipearson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Richard Esplin <richard-lists at esplins.org> writes:
>
>> Has anyone here played with Go yet?
>>
>> I have been hankering for the easy development practices of a
>> scripting language like Python or Ruby in a language that compiles to
>> fast binary code.
>>
>
> I haven't played with Go, but I've read a bit about it.  I don't think
> it really has much in common with Python or Ruby at all; it's much more
> like C, but with a lot of warts removed and some powerful new features
> attached.  Oddly, one of its primary features is that the *compiler* for
> it is really fast, which I guess can be a big issue when you've got a
> gigantic C++ codebase.  If it catches on, it'll also be easy to make
> fancy IDEs for it.
>

Since ken thompson is working on this it doesn't surprise me that it
takes after c.

Cheers,
Stephen



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