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Interesting Facts About Golang
  • Last Updated : 08 Sep, 2020

Go (also known as Golang or Go language) is the language developed by Google. Go is an open-source, statically-typed compiled, and explicit programming language. According to Google Developers, Go is a dependable and efficient programming language. Go supports Concurrent programming. Go is also a multi-paradigm and object-oriented language. Go was inspired by Python and C languages. It is productive and simple as Python with the abilities of C. 

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Major Versions of Golang

Initial Release Date

1–1.0.3



2012-03-28

1.1–1.1.2

2013-05-13

1.2–1.2.2

2013-12-01

1.3–1.3.3

2014-06-18

1.4–1.4.3

2014-12-10

1.5–1.5.4

2015-08-19

1.6–1.6.4

2016-02-17 

1.7–1.7.6

2016-08-15

1.8–1.8.7

2017-02-16

1.9–1.9.7



2017-08-24

1.10–1.10.7

2018-02-16

1.11–1.11.6

2018-08-24

1.12.1

2019-02-25

1.13.1

2019-09-03

1.14

2020-02-25

Example :

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package main
import "fmt"
  
func main() {
    fmt.Println("GO is GREAT!!!")
    fmt.Println("GfG is GREAT!!!")
      
}

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Output :

GO is GREAT!!!
GfG is GREAT!!!

Interesting Facts About Golang:

  • Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson designed Go at Google in 2007.
  • Google wants an alternative to C++ and solves the issues of software engineering, this gives rise to the development of the Go programming language.
  • Go is supported on almost every  Operating system like DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Plan 9, Solaris, and Windows. 
  • Go provides 2 features that are capable of replacing Class inheritance. The first is embedding and the other is interfaces.
  • Go has garbage collection which automatically performs memory management and permits deferred execution of functions.
  • In Go language, we don’t need to put a comma (, ) at the end of statements like Python.
  • There is a special Keyword in Go called ‘defer‘, which delays the execution of method or function until the nearby function returns.
  • Go has a special built-in function known as ‘make‘, which is used to create slices, maps, and channels.
  • If any variable or package is declared but not used then, the Go compiler will show an error.
  • In Go, there is a new data type known as ‘slice‘, which has a more powerful interface to sequences as compared to Arrays.
  • Sometimes we want to import packages only for their side effects, without exploiting their use like import _ “net/http/pprof”. For this purpose, the Go language is very useful.
  • The ‘Goroutines‘ is a special function in Go, which runs concurrently with other functions or methods. 
  • In order to establish communication between goroutines. There exists a pipe known as ‘Channels‘.
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