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[7]: My thoughts on Go
by siride on Wed 13th Feb 2013 04:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: My thoughts on Go"
siride
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2006-01-02

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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RE[8]: My thoughts on Go
by moondevil on Wed 13th Feb 2013 06:32 in reply to "RE[7]: My thoughts on Go"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Hey calm down, did I touched a nerve there?

I never mentioned IDEs except for the quote, I specifically said Without the help of a tool... already to avoid a 70's editor vs IDE discussion.

Use whatever you like.

I really doubt Go is usable in the context of multi-site off-shoring enterprise projects, which are the bread-and-butter for any Fortune 500 company nowadays.

If it succeeds in this world, it will be because of Google's sponsoring, nothing else.

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RE[9]: My thoughts on Go
by satsujinka on Wed 13th Feb 2013 10:18 in reply to "RE[8]: My thoughts on Go"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

Why do you doubt its usability? What aspects of Go are unsuitable? Do you mean that it's has different issues from other languages, maybe issues you're not as familiar with addressing? Please give details, as it's hard to actually hold a conversation, let alone a debate, when participants don't give anything to discuss.

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RE[9]: My thoughts on Go
by siride on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:54 in reply to "RE[8]: My thoughts on Go"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I'm pretty sure I was agreeing with you.

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RE[8]: My thoughts on Go
by satsujinka on Wed 13th Feb 2013 10:16 in reply to "RE[7]: My thoughts on Go"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

No one here has said IDEs are useless.

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RE[9]: My thoughts on Go
by siride on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:55 in reply to "RE[8]: My thoughts on Go"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Except that people jab at IDEs all the time. They won't go so far as to say they are useless, but they talk about how you don't need them and you can do everything just fine in Emacs, which is patently false.

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