Ten Years of “Go: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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  • go

    The Go programming language

  • "Using capitalization for the public/private distinction in functions, methods, variables, and fields"

    I disagree with this strongly. Due to this when you need to change one of these things to the opposite it involves changing every use site as well. This has far reaching implications for refactoring, wrapping external code when you really do need to expose its guts, etc. Any time you need to do this in a non-manual fashion you're required to parse all of the code exactly perfectly (ASTs and such). Even go itself has not figured out how to do this, rf is still experimental and not complete: https://pkg.go.dev/rsc.io/rf.

    Example use case: https://github.com/golang/go/issues/46792

  • engine

    The Flutter engine (by flutter)

  • https://github.com/flutter/engine/blob/main/impeller/docs/fa...

    Impeller is the Skia replacement and is in full c++ that supports all platform.

    It will be great if Go team can work with them(both are in Google) and make Impeller a render engine for Go.

    With this no more bloated electron.js and no more Java/Swing or Qt, what a dream for the day.

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  • go-enum

    An enum generator for go

  • While not perfect, there are ways to generate enums automatically using go:generate, e.g. https://github.com/abice/go-enum

  • githut

    Github Language Statistics

  • I would beg to differ.

    On Github[0], Go currently sits at #3 for pull request volume (C# is at 10), #3 for stars (C# is at 8), #6 for pushes (C# is at 10) and #6 for stars (C# is at 9). By each of those metrics, Go has a much more vibrant ecosystem than C#.

    [0]: https://madnight.github.io/githut/#/pull_requests/2023/2

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