The Go Programming Language

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The Go Programming Language

Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.

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Unless otherwise noted, the Go source files are distributed under the BSD-style license found in the LICENSE file.

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If a binary distribution is not available for your combination of operating system and architecture, visit or load doc/install-source.html in your web browser for source installation instructions.


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Note that the Go project does not use GitHub pull requests, and that we use the issue tracker for bug reports and proposals only. See for a list of places to ask questions about the Go language.