[openstack-dev] [swift] Go! Swift!
Fox, Kevin M
Kevin.Fox at pnnl.gov
Thu Apr 30 19:27:34 UTC 2015
Last I used it, they only had static compiling, which meant you had to rebuild all the go apps when one shared piece needed updating. That sort of thing is usually distasteful to the distro folks...
Docker does the same thing in a way, and that's gaining a lot of ground these days, so maybe its less of an issue...
From: Ryan Brown [rybrown at redhat.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:18 AM
To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [swift] Go! Swift!
On 04/30/2015 01:54 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> * Go's import and build system is rather odd. Python's weird distribution
> issues are at least well known in the OpenStack community. This is
> actually the main reason I've never gravitated toward Go, as I feel
> it is trying to be magical rather than logical. I imagine there are
> others who are also nervous about that.
I don't think it tries to be "magical", it tries to be developer
friendly by default, and lets your VCS handle versioning your
dependencies. It just so happens version control systems are great at that.
Ryan Brown / Software Engineer, Openstack / Red Hat, Inc.
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