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There is value in a C replacement, but it would need mindshare even more than features.

I think Go has a good combination of mindshare and features for system software development. Rust may as well, though I know less about it.




I'd think that having a GC and runtime associated with it would prevent Go from even being considered for a Systems language.


I see Go as more of a java replacement than as a C replacement (inasmuch as there are lots of tools that can be written in both C and java, it is a C replacement though). Rust is obviously going after C++.




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