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Go (language)

On 11/19/2009 06:25 PM, jay-R5TnC2l8y5lBDgjK7y7TUQ at wrote:
> As for the argument over consice code.  Its really such a small issue, =
it is bearly relevant to good code.  Readability is much more important. =
As is the ability to compile efficiently.  If I can follow 8 lines, in on=
e language, faster than 3 in another.  Does it at all matter if the secon=
d langue is 10% shorter over all?  I'm pretty sure drive space for code i=
sn't that big of an issue anymore and I'm pretty sure the compiler doesn'=
t really care.  Even with client side web languages the raw text is insig=
nificant these days.
>  =20
I think you hit the nail on the head. Readable code is code that has a
better chance of being correct the first time, has a better chance to be
maintained and enhanced. As far as compiling efficiency, it really does
not matter that much. Languages like C++ do not compile very
efficiently, and do not fit well as a system implementation language,
but C can be compiled very efficiently.
Certainly I like the garbage collection along with the efficiency of Go,
but I don't see it progressing much. Today I see it as kind of a fad

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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