Friday, November 13, 2009

GO - A brand new programming language from Google

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Big news for developers out there: Google has released a new, open source programming language, Go. Go, is currently experimental, and it combines the performance and security benefits associated with using a compiled language like C++ with the speed of a dynamic language like Python. The official mascot of Google Go is a nice little Gopher.

Here’s how Google describes Go in its blog post:

Go attempts to combine the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++. In our experiments with Go to date, typical builds feel instantaneous; even large binaries compile in just a few seconds. And the compiled code runs close to the speed of C. Go is designed to let you move fast.

We’re hoping Go turns out to be a great language for systems programming with support for multi-processing and a fresh and lightweight take on object-oriented design, with some cool features like true closures and reflection.

For more details check out

Here's a sample of the 'Hello, World' program:
package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
fmt.Printf("Hello, 世界\n")


roh said...

go go google!

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