example/reverse: delete

The reverse bindings allow access to Java and ObjC APIs by importing
Java/... and Objc/... package from Go. The gobind tool automatically
create the bindings for the API referenced from the packages.

The reverse example takes that ability too far, however. It creates
a circular dependency from the Android databinding layout files to
exported Go types while those same Go types access the Java classes
generated by databinding. It works almost by accident, but not for
newer Gradle versions.

The circular dependencies are bad, but the underlying circular references
created by using the reverse bindings this way are worse. I haven't found
a satisfactory was to avoid retaining references to Go objects from Java
and back without carefully and manually breaking cycles at appropriate
times. One might succeed in ObjC where breaking reference cycles are
already necessary, but not in Java.

The reverse example is a nice technical feat, but promises more than
it can deliver. Delete it.

Fixes golang/go#19862
Fixes golang/go#18210

Change-Id: Ie6abd2a0ebd4c4ce36339d1294898e15f22f83bd
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/101155
Reviewed-by: Brad Fitzpatrick <bradfitz@golang.org>
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README.md

Go support for Mobile devices

The Go mobile repository holds packages and build tools for using Go on mobile platforms.

Package documentation as a starting point:

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The Go Mobile project is experimental. Use this at your own risk. While we are working hard to improve it, neither Google nor the Go team can provide end-user support.

This is early work and installing the build system requires Go 1.5. Follow the instructions on golang.org/wiki/Mobile to install the gomobile command, build the basic and the bind example apps.


Contributions to Go are appreciated. See https://golang.org/doc/contribute.html.