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Difference Between Golang and Dart
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  • Last Updated : 24 Nov, 2020

Go is a procedural programming language. It was developed in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson at Google but launched in 2009 as an open-source programming language. Programs are assembled by using packages, for efficient management of dependencies. This language also supports the environment adopting patterns alike to dynamic languages. Go is syntactically similar to C, but with memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency. Go is also known as Golang.

Dart is also an open-source programming language originally developed by Google. It is meant for both server-side as well as the user side. The Dart SDK comes with its compiler – the Dart VM and a utility dart2js which is meant for generating Javascript equivalent of a Dart Script so that it can be run on those sites also which don’t support Dart. Dart supports Object-Oriented Programming features such as Classes, Objects, Interfaces, etc.

Golang vs Dart

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Go is a concurrent and procedural programming language. Dart is an object-oriented programming language. 
Go is used for programming across large-scale network servers and big distributed systems. Dart is widely used with flutter to develop mobile applications nowadays.
Go does not contain classes with constructors and de-constructors. Dart does contain classes with constructors and de-constructors.
Go language provides automatic garbage collection for allocating memory. Garbage collection is performed automatically by the Dart VM.
Go language contains pointers, but does not contain arithmetic pointer. Dart also contains pointers and no arithmetic pointers.
In the Go language, the map is passed by reference. In Dart map is passed by value.
It does not support function overloading and also does not support user-defined operators. Dart also not support function overloading and also does not support user-defined operators.
It does not support constants or volatile qualifiers. Dart support constants and default values are not included in this list because future versions of Dart may support non-constant default values.
It does not use header files. Instead of the header file, go use packages. It uses import to import external packages Dart also use packages.
It does not have while or do-while statements. But for loop can be used as a while loop. Dart has while and do-while statements.
Go contains goroutines and channels. Dart/Flutter is single-threaded and not possible to share global variables.
Go does not support inheritance. But it provides an alternative in the form of Embedding. Dart supports inheritance.
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