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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:33:56 -0400
From: Kurt H Maier <>
Subject: Re: Re: go support (was: Best place to discuss other
 lightweight libraries?)

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 03:37:36PM +0200, John Spencer wrote:
> correct, the go runtime is *very* heavy, and it's always linked statically.
> this adds ~ 1.5MB to any binary (at least on x86_64).
> that's about equivalent to the bloat imposed by the C++ stdlib.
> on the suckless page, there's something written about plans to migrate 
> the coreutils functionality to go, this seems like an insane plan if 
> even dead-simple tools like cat will eat 1.5 MB of your RAM and storage 
> space.

Without getting into why none of that is true, the primary problem with
go as a systems language is the memory management.


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