Go is an actively used programming language created in 2009. Go (often referred to as golang) is a programming language created at Google in 2009 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It is a compiled, statically typed language in the tradition of Algol and C, with garbage collection, limited structural typing, memory safety features and CSP-style concurrent programming features added. The compiler and other language tools originally developed by Google are all free and open source.. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

// Hello world in Go

package main
import "fmt"
func main() {
 fmt.Printf("Hello World\n")

Example code from Linguist:

// Autogenerated by Thrift Compiler (1.0.0-dev)

package linguist

import (

// (needed to ensure safety because of naive import list construction.)
var _ = thrift.ZERO
var _ = fmt.Printf
var _ = bytes.Equal

func init() {

Example code from Wikipedia:

package main

import (

func readword(ch chan string) {
    fmt.Println("Type a word, then hit Enter.")
    var word string
    fmt.Scanf("%s", &word)
    ch <- word

func timeout(t chan bool) {
    time.Sleep(5 * time.Second)
    t <- true

func main() {
    t := make(chan bool)
    go timeout(t)

    ch := make(chan string)
    go readword(ch)

    select {
    case word := <-ch:
        fmt.Println("Received", word)
    case <-t:

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