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    I know I shouldn’t care. But I’m still alternately sad and angry when go claims credit for things that OCaml did better, a decade earlier.

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      It says in the article, “Go will certainly not be remembered as an academic language, it breaks only the minimum of new ground, preferring instead to consolidate on a corpus of proven ideas.”

      It doesn’t sound like they’re claiming that at all.

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        when go claims credit for things

        [citation needed]

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          i love ocaml, but the tooling can be pretty painful, especially when it comes to go’s strongest point, which is compiling your app into a single binary, and doing it for multiple platforms from a single place.

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            I guess then I shouldn’t suggest reading http://features.slashdot.org/story/15/11/18/1748247/interviews-alan-donovan-and-brian-kernighan-answer-your-questions.

            That’s what I would call painful to watch.