I program using Go every day at Google, and I enjoy the language, but I
feel that the lack of generics is a downer. I also find the language to be
like Unix in that it is so simple it takes a genius to understand it.
On Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:59:55 PM UTC-7, Shawn Milochik wrote:
> As with every community, there's the silent majority and the vocal
> It's easy to be confused, and think that the lack generics is a major
> issue in the Go community. It is *not*.
> The number 500,000 Go developers worldwide has been thrown around a lot
> this month. (https://research.swtch.com/gophercount)
> Evidently most of them are using Go just fine -- as individuals, at
> startups, and at huge companies.
> At every scale, Go's adoption is amazing and the the projects they're
> building are changing the world:
> - You don't need generics to write Docker.
> - You don't need generics to write Kubernetes.
> - We could add so much more to this list, but you get my point.
> So, let's stop feeding the trolls. The far fewer than 1% of the people who
> have not yet taken the time to appreciate Go for what it is, and therefore
> find it lacking in comparison to something they have taken the time to
> appreciate. I don't mean to belittle those people by calling them trolls,
> but they are trolling. I'm sure most of them who give the language an
> honest, unbiased try will come around.
> Imagine if Go programmers went to other language mailing lists and
> complained about the lack of goroutines and channels, which clearly make
> those other language "unfit for concurrent programming." That would be
> equally unhelpful.
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