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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Another dead language
by moondevil on Wed 11th Nov 2009 15:45 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

After reading the tutorial, I can say that it is already dead for me.

Compared with mainstream languages, and languages that are currently gaining momentum as well, Go doesn't have much to offer.

And several syntactic elements look real strange, as many people already noted on the forums.

I won't care about it.

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RE: Another dead language
by Tuishimi on Wed 11th Nov 2009 17:07 in reply to "Another dead language"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Same here. I'd rather use Euphoria and/or groovy for pet projects. Heh. Actually I'd rather still be coding in VAX Ada and VAX BASIC. LOL!

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RE: Another dead language
by dagw on Thu 12th Nov 2009 13:10 in reply to "Another dead language"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

If they manage to combine fast compiling with fast execution and the ability to do low level systems programming then they could be on to something. Not many other languages are working on that combination of features.

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