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Re: [pop-dev] Go - a new language from Google

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:58:02PM +0000, P.H.Welch wrote:
> Shame they didn't acknowledge occam, :(.

They do, in the language design FAQ. Go is *very* occam-ish (channels,
FORK, ALT, explicit type conversion, array slicing, carefully-controlled
references...), to the point where it's essentially the "occam 4" spec I
was working on. I'm happy to let Thompson, Pike et al. do the work
instead. ;-)

They've also got Python-style duck typing in a statically-typed
language, which is nice, and makes up to some degree for the lack of

Adam Sampson                                         <http://offog.org/>