| From: David Collier-Brown via talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Later this month I'm joining a company that is fairly Go-intensive. They
| originally prototyped in Perl, but over time needed more performance but not
| to the level that would require assembler or even C.
| What else have folks observed?
I'm sitting far on the sidelines. I've never used Go or Swift. From
a distance, they look similar.
Swift seems to have a lot of take-up in the iOS world. Anything else
would be going against the grain.
Swift has been released to the world, but I don't hear of it being
used much outside of iOS (I might be deaf). I'm not sure why. I know
that I don't trust Apple to leave anything open. Maybe the library is
second-class outside of iOS.
Go isn't supported as much as I'd expect by Google. For example,
TensorFlow no longer supports Go -- Python all the way. I don't even
know if Android SDK supports Go.
The game of Go is all about capturing territory. I think programming
language adoption has similarities. Google's AlphaGo is the best Go
player in the world.
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