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Post Google introduces new programming language
I guess it's a gopher? Going really fast? Well, that's the idea... apparently GO is very, very fast. I know little about programming, so hopefully someone else can give it a look and provide a list of pros and cons.

http://golang.org/


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i'm in a programming language class right now, and the professor quickly talked about it.
based on his quick assessment he said there's certainly potential in it. one huge factor is that
it was build for concurency (which means alot for a future with machines having a multitude of
processors) unlike all major modern day languages C/C++/Java. Nothing is faster than C,
but it wouldnt be surprising if it's faster than C++ and Java. Combined with the fact that GO
is not a language designed 40 years ago, GO has alot in its favor when compared to C as well.
not to mention that the ppl working on creating the GO language, well, there's no arguing with their
credentials. ken thompson and rob pike are 2 of Unix's multitude of gods.
downside is its google, and they have certain problems that they have to tackle, and the language
is no doubt written partially for their purposes, so we'll see how it applies to the tasks of the
general public.
either way, im exited! (especially if it means GO kicks java out of schools)


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Seriously. I'm rather disappointed that memory management wasn't given consideration in the whole learning how to code thing. They teach you Java and low low low level computer organization, but when do they meet in the middle? Not while you're completing a minor, apparently... It is a managed language, however, so how much memory management are you in charge of? I really want to try it out, I think I might install it soon and just play around with it. Not sure what libraries will be available, but we shall see. That is one of the nice assets of Java, great standard libraries.

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operating systems course dives into memory management.


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We'll see if it is still open on December 18th though. I just realized that if I go ahead with my currently scheduled >12 units needed to maintain my full-time student status (and my scholarship), they will make me graduate at the end of next quarter. :( I have to drop two bio courses and add one other course to not be forced out.

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Have I ever mentioned how much I hate bio/UCIs enrollment policies. If so many people want to take the class, they restrict it to majors. Why not just offer it to everyone. I mean we are adults, I think we know what we want to learn.


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so what does that boil down to? you dropping the 2 bio classes you were craving?


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If they raise tuition I'm just going to take 20 units and graduate at the end of winter quarter :D

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well, i wouldn't be surprised if tuition rose, so start getting ready.
and thinking about it, the OS course is seeming like a clear favorite over languages.
I think you'd learn more from the OS one, cuz i'd assume you know mostly everything we're learning
in the languages course (generics, OO, functional languages, concurrency...), only reason you should
really take it is if you could get thornton...


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I am taking ICS 21 next quarter! I would try to get out of here early but I have Latin to do. :roll:


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