PyCon Pune 2017

A conference on the Python programming language

Prashanth Pai


Observations from a Python programmer learning Go lang

Submitted Nov 29, 2016

Go (often referred to as golang) is an open source programming language created at Google. Unlike Python which is an interpreted language, Go is compiled. A few projects have moved from using Python to Go lang lately. This talk summarizes observations made when a Python programmer learns Go.

This aim of this talk is only to share experiences of learning Go for people coming from Python background and not to claim which one is better.


Topics that I wish to cover:

  • Data structures
  • Differences in syntax
  • Things that I miss in Go
  • Error handling
  • Concurrency

Speaker bio

Prashanth Pai works as Software Engineer at Red Hat. He is primarily associated with and contributes to the following open source projects:

GlusterFS: A highly scalable distributed filesystem.
OpenStack Swift: A highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object store.



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