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Go2 status

This page tracks the status of "Go 2".

We are currently seeking feedback on potential designs for improved error handling, error values, and generics:

Bugs

Talks

Scope

From talk above:

  • "maybe three major changes"
  • plus minor housekeep tasks
  • TBD

Examples of major changes:

Examples of housekeeping:

Compatibility

We do not want to break the ecosystem. Go 1 and Go 2 code must be able to interoperate in programs with ease.

Standard library

The standard library would probably be versioned and permit out-of-cycle updates, but be included with Go releases. Maybe "encoding/foo" become shorthand for "golang.org/x/std/encoding/foo". TBD. Some package would probably get v2 major versions, but the v1 versions would be minimally maintained, at least for security.

Roadmap

TBD