You should be comparing Swift (iOS) with Ketlin (Android).  I'm leaning
towards Ketlin, just I can't afford Apple.  We'll see what Google will
do with Go.
William Park <>

On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 12:14:04PM -0500, D. Hugh Redelmeier via talk wrote:
> | From: David Collier-Brown via talk <>
> | 
> | 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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