[Python-Dev] Keeping competitive with Go (was Re: Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2)

Paul Sokolovsky pmiscml at gmail.com
Fri May 29 00:08:32 CEST 2015


On Thu, 28 May 2015 23:48:59 +0200
Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com> wrote:


> And the very same place where you are working is investing in getting
> shared libraries working for Go.  Single binaries may be popular for
> distributing end user applications, but definitely not for
> distributing a core OS or a SDK. Sorry, you didn't yet arrive in
> distro land ...

Of course it did. Like, Ubuntu 14.04LTS ships Go 1.2. No, it starts
with the fact that when you don't have Go installed and type "go", it
suggests to install gccgo, which just segfaults on running. Then you
figure out that you need to install "golang", and that's 1.2, and a lot
of things simply don't work with that version, like "go get" reports
that a package not found, while it perfectly exists. So, let Go stay
what it is - a corporate toy lingo for press-releases. That's until
Google has thought that it generated enough buzz and it's time to shut
it down like their numerous other projects. (Isn't Go old already and
"everyone" uses Rust?)

Best regards,
 Paul                          mailto:pmiscml at gmail.com

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