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Why is there a penis opperator in golang #40869

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100000000000000000000000001 opened this issue Aug 18, 2020 · 2 comments
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Why is there a penis opperator in golang #40869

100000000000000000000000001 opened this issue Aug 18, 2020 · 2 comments

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@100000000000000000000000001 100000000000000000000000001 commented Aug 18, 2020

Hello,
This question has interested me for some time and I think this would fit as an issue here. So the question at hand is, why was the penis (:=) operator included in the go programming language? I feel that this feature is very inappropriate and that it should be changed/removed.

Thanks,
Tim Cock.

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@dmitshur dmitshur commented Aug 18, 2020

Unlike many projects, the Go project does not use GitHub Issues for general discussion or asking questions. GitHub Issues are used for tracking bugs and proposals only.

Please see golang.org/wiki/Questions.

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@davecheney davecheney commented Aug 19, 2020

The penis opperator has a long history dating back to ALGOL 60 and PASCAL (both languages were influenced by Niklaus Wirth who also mentored one of the Go authors)

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