Go versus Brand X

John Roth johnroth1 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 20:20:51 CET 2009


On Nov 21, 8:40 am, Duncan Booth <duncan.bo... at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> a... at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) wrote:
> > Comparing Go to another computer language -- do you recognize it?
>
> >http://www.cowlark.com/2009-11-15-go/
>
> Yes, spotted it at the first 'fi'.

This isn't the first time anyone has criticized Go. The interesting,
and somewhat sad, thing is that the entire mess can be explained
very easily by looking at the beginning of the language design
FAQ on the Go web site. See if you recognize the names of the
principle people who designed it.

Yep. Go is simply C with most (but not all) of the warts
removed and some more modern features added. Brought to you
by the same people who brought you C and Unix all those years ago.
The use of the Plan 9 toolchain is not a coincidence.

John Roth



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