[Stackless] Google's new Go programming language

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Wed Nov 11 21:19:02 CET 2009

Interesting stuff indeed.
I's just a pity they didn't adopt more features from python, instead sticking with a C-like syntax and somewhat strong typing :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: stackless-bounces at stackless.com [mailto:stackless-
> bounces at stackless.com] On Behalf Of Richard Tew
> Sent: 11. nóvember 2009 19:40
> To: stackless at stackless.com
> Subject: [Stackless] Google's new Go programming language
> Hi,
> You may have seen Google's new programming language, Go
> (www.golang.com).  Like Stackless Python, it is influenced by Limbo
> and contains microthread and channel like primitives.  In fact, where
> Stackless adds these elements over Python in an extension
> library/framework manner, in Go they are supported by types and
> keywords as a natural part of the language.
> Go is stackless where Stackless is not.  Its goroutines use allocated
> stacks (starting at 4k in size) and can continue running on different
> threads where Stackless tasklets cannot.  In fact, when a goroutine
> blocks on a system call, the other goroutines in its scheduler are
> migrated to another thread.
> I've written up a short comparison which you can read here if you want
> to see the different ways to do the similar operations:
> http://posted-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/comparing-go-and-stackless-
> python.html
> Cheers,
> Richard.
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