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Google hand-crafted a language with the intention to make the production of code for their most important use cases cheaper. It was never their intention to build the general-purpose PL of the future. But then, you cannot put it this way in your marketing brochure.

It wasn't "Google", but a handful of employees there. Secondly, they designed or with their perceptions of some of Google's use cases, which may or may have not aligned with the actual use cases. We can see this by how much golang is actually being used at Google for critical components, where C++ and Java still dominate

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