I don’t think the findings are that surprising for anyone who uses Go, although no one guessing that len was the most used is surprising.
I think the fact that nearly all of the top 150 are standard library functions is a good indicator of the breadth and quality of Go’s standard library. There are very few cases where you’d go out and find an alternative, and if you do, it’s usually for increased performance at the cost of features.
Still disappointed to see io/ioutil.ReadAll halfway down the list. ;)
Yeah, agreed. (I’m the original author.) It will be interesting to compare stdlib usage among various languages.