Go is an open source programming environment that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It is a statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language. It aims to be modern, with support for networked and multicore computing. It is also intended to be fast.
Go includes a language specification, standard libraries, and custom tools, and provides a stable foundation for creating reliable products, projects, and publications.
The syntax of Go is broadly similar to that of C with significant input from the Pascal/Modula/Oberon family (declarations, packages).
- Dynamic features which make prototyping much easier.
- Intuitive Concurrency – provides goroutines, small lightweight threads.
- Efficient garbage collection.
- Less Typing – there are no forward declarations and no header files; everything is declared exactly once. Syntax is clean and light on keywords.
- Dynamically Typed Features via interfaces.
- Light Syntax.
- Fast Compilation.
- Exception handling via panic/recover mechanism.
Developer: Google, Inc.
License: BSD-style license
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