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Google has open-sourced an experimental programming language that attempts to crossbreed a dynamic web-happy language like Python with a compiled language like C++. … Dubbed Go … Google says the language is type safe and memory safe, and it’s specifically designed for building software that runs on multi-core machines. Systems and servers are written as lightweight processes called goroutines.


The project’s developers include Unix founding father Ken Thompson; fellow Bell Labs Unix developer Rob Pike; and Robert Griesemer, known for his work on the Java HotSpot compiler. They call the language Go because, well, you know. “‘Ogle’ would be a good name for a Go debugger,” the company says.

The guys at Google doesn’t stop surprising us every now and then…

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