Re: [dev] [OT]: Go programming language

From: pancake <>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:46:27 +0100

rob pike, russ cox and ken thomson are in the list of CONTRIBUTORS.

I see 'go' as the limbo for the masses. Google did the things well (again).

They get the best people able to design a language and a compiler and put
it together in a single mashup.

The compiler is pretty similar to the plan9 one, it ships the 9lib and
other plan9
libs and it is self contained. I didnt start coding on it, but source
looks really interesting.

I just wonder if go allows introspection and if its compile or runtime

I will also like to know if there's any interface for C and how to use it.

About the compiler stuff..i dont really know if they can generate good code,
I mean, related to code optimizations they are assembling it all together in
a very good way, but I dont see any post optimization process which will
involve automatic code inlining, loop paralelization, register
relocation, etc..


Kris Maglione wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:22:42AM +0100, Preben Randhol wrote:
>> I noticed that Google has released and opened sourced the Go language
>> ( I watched the tech talk by Rob Pike and it seems
>> interesting, although it didn't answer all questions. Go seems to be
>> based
>> on C, Python, Ada, Pascal/Modula/Oberon languages.
> Looks more like Limbo/NewSqueak. And the mascot's kind of Glenda-ish
> (plus you mentioned Rob), so I wouldn't doubt it. If Rob was involved,
> I very much doubt that Ada was an intentional influence. Actally, it
> seems very much more like the next generation of Limbo or Alef than
> anything else, the more I look at it.
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