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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RE[3]: My thoughts on Go
by satsujinka on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My thoughts on Go"
satsujinka
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2010-03-11

Ah, I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree. While IDEs can be important, I feel a language should stand on its own. Which I feel Go does fine on.

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RE[4]: My thoughts on Go
by lucas_maximus on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:22 in reply to "RE[3]: My thoughts on Go"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't think it does in the first few paragraphs I knew I would absolutely hate it.

Silly implied naming conventions, lack of proper encapsulation just turned me straight off.

Edited 2013-02-12 18:23 UTC

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RE[5]: My thoughts on Go
by satsujinka on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:29 in reply to "RE[4]: My thoughts on Go"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

Personal preferences are bound to differ, but I do write Go in a regular text editor... so take that as you will.

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RE[4]: My thoughts on Go
by Nelson on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:57 in reply to "RE[3]: My thoughts on Go"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Don't get me wrong, I love Go and I think it does stand on its own, and while it has weaknesses, it also has clear advantages, in a neat simple little package.

Go is simple. The compilers are simple to deploy and cross compiler. The inheritance story is dead simple. They seem to be carefully planning out design before throwing in features willy nilly (Generics, Exceptions, etc.) .

I just think it'd be augmented by an IDE. Without one its still perfectly usable, these are just nit picks.

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RE[5]: My thoughts on Go
by satsujinka on Tue 12th Feb 2013 19:04 in reply to "RE[4]: My thoughts on Go"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

Ah, yes then I suppose we agree. I read your previous post as "Go isn't very good without an IDE"

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