A curated list of articles complaining that go (golang) isn't good enough
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Latest commit e19fb1f Feb 21, 2017 @takeyourhatoff takeyourhatoff committed with Use sort.Slice from go1.8 (#28)

README.md

What's this

This repository is a list of articles that complain about golang's imperfection.

Motivation

Seems like complaining about go's flaws is becoming a trend. Any newbie must have a chance to read all the go-is-bad arguments before they go too far. So here it is.

What it's for

This repo is not aimed to offend or insult someone (at least not more than each author does it in its article), especially golang itself, its authors and the community. It is for educational purpose only. Any contributor can have an absolutely different point of view.

I don't think anyone would deny that go has weaknesses: it certainly has. But how do you know, is it really a language design flaw or is it just you, doing something completely wrong? This list here to help you quickly answer the question.

How to use it

You're writing some code. And suddenly you understand you need something that language can't give you. You go here and check if you're the one with that issue or not. If it's a common issue, it'll be here. Then you decide what to do: choose another tool for your task or go find a better solution or a workaround.

The List

Reverse complaints index

It's a reverse complaints index, generated by https://github.com/ksimka/go-is-not-good/blob/master/generator.go (thanks to @capoferro)

Get involved

Feel free to add a PR with a new or old article you found on the internet. The structure is simple, just look at existing entries. Run make and check in the resulting README.md along with your updated entries.json.

{
    "URL": "https://kaushalsubedi.com/blog/2015/11/10/golang-sucks-heres-why/",
    "Author": "Kaushal Subedi",
    "Year":  2015,
    "Complaints":[
        "no generics",
        "slow json parsing",
        "bad dependency management",
        "no subpackages"
    ]
}

TODO

  • merge complaints with the same ideas under the same names (make the complaints list smaller)
  • sort reverse index by the number of articles which have that complain (popular complains to the top)