A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project

Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 00:08:06 PDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-03-12 at 21:49 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d
> On 3/12/2015 8:40 PM, Joakim wrote:
> > As for "will it be around?," presumably he thinks Go will stick around because
> > of Google.  That cuts both ways, because if Google stops funding, maybe Pike and
> > the other main devs abandon it, while D seemingly has never had anyone
> > sponsoring Walter, so there's nobody holding the funding spigot here.

It is already clear that if Google stopped funding Go tomorrow and
re-assigned the entire current Go development team, and forbade them to
even talk about Go, the project ownership would be passed on, and it
would become just like any other language FOSS project.

Currently though, despite the core teams protestations to the contrary,
Go is definitely a Google project, owned by them lock stock and barrel.

> Google does abandon significant projects now and then, such as this one:
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2015/03/farewell-to-google-code.html

This needed to go, like many other CVCS project hosting systems it
failed to evolve with the move to DVCS for FOSS. Sourceforge is at least
trying to move with the times.
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