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> I like Go, but it will never replace C++. Nothing that uses a garbage collector ever

Only future will tell.

I have used in the past desktop operating systems (Native Oberon and AOS) without any single line of C++ code, written in GC aware system programming languages (Native Oberon and Active Oberon).

I do like C++ a lot, but I am quite confident that manual memory management will eventually be a sweet memory of old coders.

Update to my own comment.

I don't mean that Go will be that language per se, but that whatever we might use for doing systems programming in future OSs will be GC enabled, even if it allows for some way to do unsafe/system local memory management.

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