Junilu Lacar wrote:Not that it's anything to go by -- pun intended -- but I watched the feature intro video at http://golang.org and found it intriguing enough to download and install Go. I try to do the pragmatic programmer thing and learn a new language each year. Not very successful at doing it but I think I'm going to give Go a go this year (sorry, pun overload). The Stringer and Marshaler interfaces alone are going to be quite a bit of exploring and experimenting. I love those XML and JSON examples.
I wonder, did the guys at Google pick that name on purpose just to see how far people would go with the puns? It's like you can't help it when you talk about Go.
Mark Summerfield wrote:
You can do functional style programming in Go, but it certainly isn't a functional language. In fact, no functional language has proven to be successful outside academia.
because it is a multi-paradigm language which includes a functional subset; it is not a pure functional language like say, ML or Haskell.
an example of a functional language successful outside academia