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

Terrence Enger tenger-P1ovA8G34VBEfu+5ix1nRw at
Thu Nov 12 16:17:39 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 10:29 -0500, Giles Orr wrote:
> 2009/11/11 Christopher Browne <cbbrowne-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at>:
> So did Google not do their research on the name?  Did they choose to
> ignore the existing language of the same name?  And will they have the
> decency to rename, with all the headache that implies immediately
> after a launch?

I just did some research for them:  "go" gets about 431,000,000 ghits.
For comparison, pick a programming languaged named with something not a
common word:  "gcc" gets about 18,800,000 ghits, and it has been out in
public for more than a couple of days. 

Still, they could have chosen worse:  much of my work is on a system
called (among many other names) "i", and that gets about 8,030,000,000
ghits.  Sigh!


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