On 11/19/2014 05:58 PM, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin(a)scrye.com>
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:24:02 -0800
> Michael Stapelberg <michael+fedora(a)stapelberg.ch> wrote:
>>> I think before we go looking into hardware requirements, we should
>>> discuss the software? Whats it written in? Is there a bunch of
>>> people who work on it? or just you?
>> It’s written in Go, and mostly I’m working on it, with a few random
>> contributions from other people from time to time.
> We are very heavily a python shop here, I don't know if any of our
> applications folks have really done much with go, but I'm sure they
> will chime in if they have. ;)
I see. Go is pretty easy to pick up, and the vast majority of people
in my filter bubble who gave it a try found it pleasant to work with.
The various Python folks I know that have done work in Go have all
considered it a pleasant language for writing network services.
Another point worth noting is that because Go is precompiled (ala
C/C++), working with deployed systems written in it should be more like
working with the system components written in C/C++ than with the Python
There's also the fact that given Docker & Kubernetes are both written in
Go, it seems likely that it will eventually make in appearance somewhere
in Fedora's infrastructure, even independent of this proposal.
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