Linked by akavel on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 22:20 UTC
General Development Go is a highly hyped (last year) new programming language by Google. Thanks to ongoing community effort, its Win32 compatibility constantly improves. This week's rolling release should be considered a major milestone. In the somewhat dry words: "implementation of callback functions for Windows" and "cgo: windows/386 port", it introduces two major breakthroughs for this platform: WinAPI GUI support, and the ability to easily wrap and link external (non-Go) libraries. Note that there's an unofficial compiled build for Win32 available for download.
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WinAPI on go?
by fithisux on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 17:12 UTC
fithisux
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2006-01-22

Sorry but I thought go was to be cross-platform, how a WinAPI GUI could help in this direction? GTK+ is available on Windows. Why are they wasting developers' time?

Edited 2011-02-03 17:24 UTC

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RE: WinAPI on go?
by stestagg on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 22:53 UTC in reply to "WinAPI on go?"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

GTK's a useful toolkit but, while system integration has improved loads recently, gtk-based apps still feels non-native on windows.

Win32 is still the best way to write native-feeling windows apps

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Misread title
by Neolander on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 21:33 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

At first, I rode "Recent Google Go Build Brings Threats for Windows"...

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RE: Misread title
by vodoomoth on Mon 7th Feb 2011 14:57 UTC in reply to "Misread title"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

"rode" is for "to ride" and "read" (pronounced [red], like the color) is for "to read" [ri:d]. I guess you meant the latter.

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