Google Executive Frustrated by Java, C++ Complexity

Google Executive Frustrated by Java, C++ Complexity

At the O’Reilly Open Source Conference, Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike told attendees that “industrial programming languages” like Java and C++ have become too complex. “I think these languages are too hard to use, too subtle, too intricate. They’re far too verbose and their subtlety, intricacy and verbosity seem to be increasing over time,” Pike said. “They’re oversold, and used far too broadly.”

Instead, Pike argued that developers should turn to Google’s own programming language, Go. He explained, “Go is an attempt to combine the safety and performance of statically typed languages with the convenience and fun of dynamically typed interpretative languages.”

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