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written by Albeyamakiir on Nov 19, 2009 04:10
Huh. Google are making a new programming language.

http://golang.org/

Open source (of course) and unavailable on Windows (wtf?!). Anyone tried it? As usual, the Google hype makes it sound too perfect.

Google is weird. It's doing everything. I wouldn't be suprised to find they are making a Google OS, open source and free. Where the hell do they get the money for this? Just ads?
rose pony is best pony
written by Starchaser on Nov 19, 2009 05:00
I have been hearing about this from various sources, may give it a shot when not swamped with work.

They are making a Google OS.

Technically Android sort of already counts as one as well though.

I didn't know it wasn't available on Windows though, makes me love Google with a big throbbing... It will probably be ported to Windows eventually though, I bet plenty of people will kick up a fuss about it all.
hello! :) felysian
written by Hello! :) on Nov 19, 2009 05:20
People don't care about Google, or it's new language.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, what's the point of the language? I just looked at the front page, but nothing I saw jumped out at me as being special or unique. It's just Managed Language #5234243232443654567.

"Fun" is a completely subjective term so it's hardly a convincing metric to try it out.

And since it's unavailable on Windows, I have no reason to try it out.

My bet's on a joke.
written by Barebones on Nov 19, 2009 08:35
I found their arguments compelling (not to mention the names behind it impressive, these are basically the people who invented Unix), and gave it a try for a few days. I have to admit I got bored with it very quickly. I backslide here and then, though.
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Dec 21, 2009 13:30
I get the impression that

http://golang.org/doc/go_mem.html

closely resembles the mess inside Postline scripts when it comes to management of race conditions, where I have similar locking and unlocking functions.

I also get the impression that it wouldn't simplify stuff by much...
ah didn't learn anything!
written by Selbio on Dec 22, 2009 02:34
I don't get why people keep making new languages. Everyone knows Lisp is the perfect language and cannot be surpassed.

*runs from Gligar*
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Dec 31, 2009 06:44
Selbio said:
Everyone knows Lisp is the perfect language and cannot be surpassed.
Lisp?
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