Saying Go has it's head up it's ass is extremely disrespectful to the people that created it and are maintaining it. You lost all credibility when you chose the low road and said that.
The only thing left to do is to propose a system that has reasonable trade-offs, doesn't suck, and doesn't completely break the existing language. Easy peasy!
I wonder who is doing Go more a disservice - people who hate everything about, or the blind fanatical devotees who think any criticism towards any aspect of Go is heretical.
But you carry on using empty interface with runtime type assertions and reflection if you think that's faster.
I sincerely apologise for wasting your time by typing something that was true as I understood it.
Clearly you've never made a similar mistake.
Not interested in your snarky "apology".
You have no idea what you're talking about.
> Saying Go has it's head up it's ass is extremely disrespectful to the people that created it and are maintaining it. You lost all credibility when you chose the low road and said that.
No it's not disrespectful, it is entirely true. Do consider the origins of Go, where it all started as an experiment in combining bad decisions into a single programming language to see what would happen. What those very people didn't realize upon releasing it to the world is the sheer amount of people who fell for it, it was supposed to be a joke, with a stupid looking mascot and all... Now they have to take it seriously - and Google has to choose between keeping it alive or getting a forever bad rep for killing it - because too many companies rely on it, and they are forced to retrofit useful features on top of the giant pile of garbage they've created.
Yes, it is disrespectful, and no, it is not entirely true.
If you want to talk literally, a team has no ass to shove things into.
If you want to talk figuratively, making mistakes does not constitute having your "head up your ass." Even making multiple mistakes doesn't warrant that kind of statement. It's rude and it's pointless and doesn't add anything at all except to make you look asinine. So now you're just as asinine as I am with my misunderstandings. Well done.
> If you want to talk figuratively, making mistakes does not constitute having your "head up your ass." Even making multiple mistakes doesn't warrant that kind of statement.
Making deliberate mistakes multiple times and resisting fixing them for 10 years does qualify as having their "head up their ass" (or asses if that's what you prefer).
Personally, I think Go is terrible. However, I can't imagine Google is even remotely considering scrapping Go. It is massively popular. It is used all over the place both externally and internally. It's a huge branding asset, community outreach tool, recruiting tool and provides leverage in the form of first party libraries over the direction that software development as a whole is going.
No, because Go really has its head up it's ass.