Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 14:21 UTC
Google Google has invented a new programming language designed to reduce the complexity of coding without compromising the performance of applications. Called Go, the language has been tested internally at Google but is still at an experimental stage, so the company is releasing it as open-source code in the hope that it will get help with its future development.
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Useless without a platform
by iliks on Thu 12th Nov 2009 13:45 UTC
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2008-07-08

The real problem with low-level programming is libraries that allow performing useful stuff, not how many parentheses and where you write declaring array variables.

E.g. Fortran is still used in numerical computations because there are vast libraries of already developed code, going back to 1960's.

Fast compilation? Hmmm. Why would I need fast compilation when the language itself has weak library (I've had a look at it, it is quite patchy) and this won't allow me to easily 'say' what I want to say solving concrete low-level programming problem?

Edited 2009-11-12 13:50 UTC

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