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.
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.
when go claims credit for things
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.
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.