The Go Programming Language

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  2. b944f91 cmd/cgo: don't define intgo in export prologue by Ian Lance Taylor · 9 hours ago
  3. 29918e8 testing: emphasize that Fatal/FailNow/etc run deferred calls by Russ Cox · 9 hours ago
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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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