Month: July 2018
Original motivation for the language
Everything happens for a reason…
As quoted in one of a talk – Rob Pike, co-author of the language, was working with Google where most of the server software were written in C++. He was frustrated working with C++ programs as every time he touched anything, he had to wait for 45 minutes for getting an another build. Apart from this huge build time, the usage of threads for solving concurrent problems were restricted for him because C++ libraries didn’t work properly. So, he had to do lots of workarounds to get things right for a very simple job. These all motivated the idea to work on something new to solve this!