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    Are there any tools for automating C library -> Go bindings? This seems like something that shouldn’t need to be done manually every time. Obviously you’d need to settle for a limited level of abstraction in the translation.

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      I don’t have a link handy, but the Go devs were talking about using machine translation for moving the Go compiler itself from C to Go. Possibly promising for what you want?

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        They’ve been very careful to point out their automatic C translation is going to be just for the subset and style of C they use in the Go compiler. They don’t expect the tool to be broadly applicable.

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        I think SWIG supports Go now?

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          Yeah, I forgot about SWIG. shudder Maybe a request better left unsolved.

          I was thinking something along the lines of “Give it a C header file, get a template for a Go bindings library back.”