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This is the most remarkable characterization of Go I have ever read. "Grunting" here probably means: short, simple syntactical structures, which as someone who has coded in BASIC, C++, Java, Python, JavaScript for over a decade, I feel is a positive. The syntax of the language gets out of the way so that programmer brainpower can focus on the logic. The best tool is one that feels like it's not even there. The author here is clearly offended by Go, but the real reasons remain unclear...

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