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 Go Language??
by systyrant on Wed 11th Nov 2009 19:46 UTC
systyrant
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2007-01-18

Google isn't the first to call a programming language Go.

Here's a link to the other Go's book.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/lets-go/641689

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RE: Another Go Language??
by fretinator on Wed 11th Nov 2009 19:54 in reply to "Another Go Language??"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

From Wikipedia:
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It should be noted some issues with google's choice of name "Go" is in conflict with that of a previously released programming language called "Go!" by F. G. McCabe and K. L. Clark in 2004. The naming issue is discussed on Google's Go page, with current popular consensus that it should be renamed as "Issue 9"
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I assume "Issue 9" is a loose reference to Plan9.

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RE[2]: Another Go Language??
by steve_s on Wed 11th Nov 2009 20:44 in reply to "RE: Another Go Language??"
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

I assume "Issue 9" is a loose reference to Plan9.


Loose reference yes. Also a direct reference to the fact that the name conflict is issue 9 in the google code issue tracker for the go language project:
http://code.google.com/p/go/issues/detail?id=9

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