Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2012 20:04 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Computer programming is the art, craft and science of writing programs which define how computers operate. This book will teach you how to write computer programs using a programming language designed by Google named Go." Freely available book on Go.
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Valhalla
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2006-01-24

I mostly agree, however, I don't really feel it's performance is so poor as to be an issue.

Well it was mainly that of me expecting near c-performance as that was a stated goal, however I also think the lack of (my expected) performance is primarily due to the lack of a mature gc and better optimized math functionality. Maybe I should do a tip build to see if there's been any substantial improvements of late.

I do really miss the union type, however, if I remember correctly there was issues with the gc (and interfaces can cover in language needs to a certain extent.)

Yes I can see it potentially causing problems for a memory safe language like Go, still it's really only a problem if you are using external code like c-libraries, if you code 100% in Go I presume you can efficiently design around a need for it.

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