Google's got a new language... Go...

Mel Wilson mwilson-4YeSL8/OYKRWk0Htik3J/w at
Thu Nov 12 13:21:41 UTC 2009

Rajinder Yadav wrote:
> Christopher Browne wrote:

>> Keep in mind: The people that designed this are the same people that
>> originally designed Unix.  I trust their sense of "taste" quite a bit.
> The following
> s := sum(&[3]int{1,2,3});
> looks like fun code, good times for sure =), unfortunately I don't see 
> any UNIX beauty ;) .... My poor head hurts looking at this line!

Thats why I don't want to see type declarations in Python.  Not so bad 
in Go, though, if it wants them.  Looks like the C for that would be

int sum (int* terms, size_t length);
const int [3] temp = {1,2,3};
int s = sum (temp, 3);

except that temp would be thrown away right after use, which C can't 
really do.  That Go statement is packed pretty full.  [3]int declares 
an array, {1,2,3} initializes it, & takes a reference, := declares a 
new variable with type and value from the RHS.  Kind of cute, 
actually.  Avoids C's cardinal sin of cutting the length of an array 
away from any references to it.


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