Python & Go

kj at
Sat Nov 14 12:14:04 CET 2009

In <7xpr7lixnn.fsf at> Paul Rubin <> writes:

>It seems a little weird to me that they (Google) are concerned with
>the speed of the compiler, indicating that they plan to write enormous
>programs in the language.

Fast compilation also means that Go can conceivably become an
attractive alternative to interpreted languages, because the
compilation stage can be made as unobtrusive as, say, Python's
byte-compilation stage (except that the Go compiler is generating
native code).  I believe that OCaml already offers a way to run
code via such on-the-fly compilation, but I doubt that OCaml's
compilers are as fast as Go's.


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