Posted Jun 28, 2012 15:00 UTC (Thu) by rriggs (subscriber, #11598)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
I think Mr. Pike's surprise is because Go solves a problem with Google's use of C++ that the rest of the world, using modern C++ programming practices, just doesn't have. One need only read Google's C++ programming guidelines to know that coding C++ for the Googleplex is going to be "difficult".
Go does solve a couple important problems for Python programmers -- performance and concurrency. I don't know if attitudes in the Python development community have changed recently, but one of my biggest frustrations as a Python developer in the '00s was "the GIL doesn't matter" attitude that prevailed, and which prevented any forward movement on multi-threaded programming with CPython.