Just a list of things I like about Go, thanks everyone for the hard work: Good things go has:
- Go has an extremely useful std library. - Go has the best backwards compatibility I have seen (I'm pretty sure code from go version 1.0 still works today.). - Go has the nicest code manipulation tools I have seen. - The best race condition detector tool around. - An incredibly useful in practice interface system. (I once tunneled http and ssh connections over a serial port because net.Listener and net.Conn are easy interfaces) - The fastest compiler to use, and to build from source. - Probably the best cross compilation story of any language, with uniformity across platforms, including ones you haven't heard of. - One of the easiest to distribute binaries across platforms (this is why hashicorp, cockroachdb, ngrok etc choose go, it makes on boarding customers so much easier.). - A very sophisticated garbage collector with low pause times. - One of the best runtime performance to ease of use ratios around. - One of the easier to learn languages around. - A compiler that produces byte for byte identical binaries. - incredibly useful libraries maintained by google: (e.g. Heres a complete ssh client and server anyone can use: https://godoc.org/golang.org/x/crypto/ssh) - Lots of money invested in keeping it working well from many companies: cloud flare, google, uber, hashicorp and more. - *FINALLY* A fresh and bold take on package management that isn't a cargo cult :) - https://research.swtch.com/vgo (I especially like how well this tackles verifiable builds). Minor things that could be improved in order of importance: - Ways to express immutability ... as a concurrent language it can still be easy to make mistakes and share a buffer or slice by accident. - More advanced static analysis tools that can prove properties of your code (perhaps linked with the above). - Generics. - Some sort of slightly more sophisticated pattern matching . Let me know if I missed anything, thanks again. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "golang-nuts" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to golang-nuts+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.