Sebastien Dejean thinks this is interesting: Pointers are explicitly visible. The & operator yields the address of a variable, and the * operator retrieves the variable that the pointer refers to, but there is no pointer arithmetic. From 1.8 Loose Ends from The Go Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan, Alan A. A. Donovan Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional Released: October 2015 Note Something I tend to forget when coming from a "scripting" language Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/the-go-programming/889001/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of The Go Programming Language 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.