Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 19:22 UTC
General Development "Today marks a major milestone in the development of the Go programming language. We're announcing Go version 1, or Go 1 for short, which defines a language and a set of core libraries to provide a stable foundation for creating reliable products, projects, and publications. Go 1 is the first release of Go that is available in supported binary distributions. They are available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and, we are thrilled to announce, Windows."
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RE: Am I missing something?
by moondevil on Fri 30th Mar 2012 15:39 UTC in reply to "Am I missing something?"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Am I missing something with Go? The syntax is as complicated as C for learners, but different enough to cause massive typo problems for experienced programmers. It has pointers, but no pointer arithmetic (so really what is the point...).


You can do pointer arithmetic when making use of the unsafe package.

If everybody else is so excited about this language, what am I missing?


Honestly, people get crazy about it, because it is a Google language. I seriously doubt anyone would care, if that would not be the case.

We all know how Plan9 sadly ended, the previous project where the main Go authors were part of. It was not their fault, but Go is very similar to Alef and this might be their attempt to revive the language.

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