Scott Kidder thinks this is interesting: Command-line arguments and environment variables are stored globally in Go, making it easy to access them from any function, not just one near the program entry point. From 2. A Go Primer from The Go Programming Language Phrasebook by David Chisnall Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional Released: April 2012 Note Global variables, yay Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/the-go-programming/21977/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of The Go Programming Language Phrasebook and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.