Re: [dev] A language similar to Markdown that sucks less

From: Alexander Teinum <ateinum_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:34:13 +0200

>> I think the
>> parser should be implemented in Go.
>
> Why? It looks like something much easier to do with lisp.

Good point, and that might be true, but I want to do it in Go becauseÖ

1. I want to learn Go Ė I havenít had a chance to try it yet.
2. My guess is that it will execute faster when written in either Go or C.
3. I prefer programming in C-like languages, as it gives more control
over how the statements are executed by the machine (am I wrong?) Go
has a garbage collector, which I donít like, but I believe itís a sane
choice by the language designers.
4. I suck at Lisp, which shouldnít matter, since one can always learn
and improve. But after watching this[1] Robert Pike video on YouTube,
Iím eager to check out Go first.

[1]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kj5ApnhPAE
Received on Sun Aug 22 2010 - 20:34:13 CEST

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