Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Feb 2013 22:59 UTC
General Development "I feel like writing about the Go programming language (or 'Golang') today, so instead today's topic is computer stuff. For the record, the language I've programmed the most in has been Python, so that’s the perspective I'm analyzing it from." Some good and bad things about Go.
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Cross-compiling
by Laurence on Tue 12th Feb 2013 12:37 UTC
Laurence
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I'd like to add something that's not already been commented on:

Go is a dream to cross compile with. eg I can write a program on x86 Windows, test it and then compile it for a Linux ARMv6, still on the Windows PC, and just copy the ELF over. No code modifications what-so-ever.

I know this can all be done in C++ and scripting languages as well. But Go makes the process significantly easier than C++ (in regards to the more complicated programs), with significantly less code than Java and compiles unlike scripting languages.

So while Go isn't perfect, it offers me the best balance between writing speedy code and having quick run times. Go is now my "minimum fuss" language.

Edited 2013-02-12 12:41 UTC

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