So.. Google are going ahead with their 'Go' programming language - "a cross between C++ and Python".
Not sure what my thoughts are on it yet. What does everyone else make of it..?
Well, I like it. In particular, slices, rather than pointer arithmetic, is simply The Right Thing. I have been looking for a good safe systems programming language, and it seems like garbage collection is the practical thing to do. The other option is Cyclone, which I don't like. Read More
Maybe Windows is simply too unsafe for Go. Actually the syntax looks a lot like a mix of Object Pascal and C++, not sure where the beauty of Python went. Read More
After reading the FAQ, the two features which I found interesting were: - No type hierarchy; this is a life safer given that the ridiculous amount of time OO programmers spend juggling with type hierarchies. - Goroutines instead of threads; spawning a new thread only when it's absolutely required is … Read More
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