WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

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%T An Introduction to Go
%A Rick D. Beton
%E Peter H. Welch, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Jan F. Broenink, Kevin Chalmers, Jan Bækgaard Pedersen, Adam T. Sampson
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2013
%X Go is a new open\-source programming language from a team of
   Google\[rs]s developers. It provides a modern
   garbage\-collected runtime that has particular support for
   concurrency. The pattern for this is based on Hoare\[rs]s
   CSP, using channels for synchronization and communication,
   and discouraging the direct sharing of variables. Processes
   are light\-weight co\-operative threads that the runtime
   time\-slices onto underlying operating system threads; this
   allows an application\[rs]s natural concurrency to be
   expressed as fully as needed by the natural concurrency of
   the application domain. The presentation provides
   an overview of Go\[rs]s main features, covering in
   particular the unusual interfaces and duck\-typing, the
   reflection and the concurrency. Focussing on concurrency in
   detail, as an example, a simple web\-crawler application is
   converted step by step to operate concurrently, and at each
   stage this allows a particular feature of Go\[rs]s
   concurrency to be demonstrated.

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