Thoughts on Golang

I am currently studying Golang as I may need to use it in an upcoming project.

So far it is C-- `as it is C with certain dangerous features removed.

There is no macro system. You can’t do pointer arithmetic.

The compiler is not quite as helpful as some languages that I have used recently (Elm and Elixir).

It’s not object-oriented or functional. You get old school procedural programming.

Given that it is compiled there is no repl to help. The documentation is a bit restricted. For example when looking at date parsing there are no examples on building custom strings.

It is fast and handles complex numbers natively.

Not yet reached using goroutines.

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