Golang and why it matters
James O'Toole

The more I work with go the more it feels like a child-proofed language. (Not definitely bad, but a huge trade-off with expressiveness).

I like programming go (nothing before you say but matters), but a lack of generics is a massive issue.

Seriously … data structures, algorithms, code sharing, re-usability, etc.

Also, lack of generics isn't by design, it’s a practical concern for the go team. It’s weird for people for people to defend a deficiency as a strength.

Go is popular because it builds fast, is simple, and has a passable mechanism for dependencies. Everything else is an afterthought (visa vis success)

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