[clug] The Go Programming Language

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Nov 11 22:31:38 MST 2009

jm wrote on 12/11/09 1:57 PM:
> In case no-one else has brought it before your eyes. Google is now in
> the programming language game with "go" (via
> http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=934142 ):
> Main site: http://golang.org/
> Video of talk about language: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKnDgT73v8s
> Arstechnica's take on it:
> http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/11/go-new-open-source-programming-language-from-google.ars
> Jeff.

This is a new language from Rob Pike, one of the Bell Labs "Computing
Research Group". As in "Kernighan & Pike".

Pike was in the CRG when Stroustrup came up with C++.
CRG didn't like C++ and didn't embrace it - I gather C++ was deemed too
complex & slow.

Pike is a major talent - whatever he does is worth watching.
Could be why Google picked him up when the CRG effectively disbanded :-)

Jeff, Thanks for the link. Most interesting.


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