Go can also be seen as an attempt to be a better C, even though Go’s clean, light syntax is reminiscent of Python—and Go’s slices and maps are very similar to Python’s lists and dicts. However, Go is closer in spirit to C than to any other language, and can be seen as an attempt to avoid C’s drawbacks while providing all that’s best in C, as well as adding many powerful and useful features that are unique to Go
- from Programming in Go: Creating Applications for the 21st Century
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
- Released: May 2012
Best explicit explanation I've heard of the difference between Go and the languages mentioned in this paragraph.
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