[openstack-dev] [tc] supporting Go

Pete Zaitcev zaitcev at redhat.com
Tue May 3 19:35:36 UTC 2016

On Tue, 3 May 2016 12:16:24 -0400
Rayson Ho <raysonlogin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I like Go! However, Go does not offer binary compatibility between point
> releases. For those who install from source it may not be a big issue, but
> for commercial distributions that pre-package & pre-compile everything,
> then the compiled Go libs won't be compatible with old/new releases of the
> Go compiler that the user may want to install on their systems.

IMHO, it's not yet a problem worth worrying about. The C++ have demonstrated
poor binary compatibility over releases, even 25 years after its creation.
And it's not a big concern. Annoying, yes, but not a deal-breaker. In case
of Fedora, we'll ship with a nailed Golang version in each release.

-- Pete

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