Remember folks, choose the right tool for the job?
You can?t read about programming languages these days without Google?s Go programming language being discussed with much praise. ?I agree that Go is good, ?but I recently ran across a post addressing some short comings titled Another go at Go?failed! ?The criticism is constructive and a good read. ?Bottom line:
- If your problem domain involves patterns that benefit from type parameterization or polymorphism that is easily achievable through inheritance, Go is a poor choice.
- If you find your Go code evolving into having few interfaces but many higher-order functions (or methods) that resort to frequent type assertions, Go is a poor choice.
- Go runtime can learn a trick or two from JRE 7 as regards performance.
I thought it was going to be more bashing by a naive developer but it?s far from the case. ? It goes to show the point that not all tools are the right tool for the job and not a single programming language is right in all cases. ?
Developers tend to use a tool, programming language or framework, and try to fit the problem?s solution to the tool. ?It doesn?t always work that way.