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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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RE[7]: My thoughts on Go
by siride on Wed 13th Feb 2013 04:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: My thoughts on Go"
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Exactly. These people who say that IDEs are useless have never really used them, nor worked on very large projects.

Sure, you can do most everything you can do in an IDE without an IDE. And you can write assembly instead of C, or machine language in a hex editor if you want to. You can use Perl scripts to spelunk through code and produce static reference listings. If you want to...

But I want to get work done. And I like being able to jump around my code with keyboard shortcuts that are only made possible because the editor/tool I'm using actually understands the structure of my project and the language I'm coding in (beyond basic syntax highlighting). And I like being able to step through code while looking at the project in the same tool I develop it in, instead of using esoteric commands in a command line-only tool that show you very little context at any given point in time. Sure, you can do it...but why when there are better tools? Use the right tool for the job.

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