Upcoming Go's generics

In the very early adoption of Go by the open source community, lot of developers already suggested the lack of generics. However, some other claimed that simplicity of Go shouldn’t be compromised by generics. Few days ago, the never ending discussions pro and contra generics are finally over. The proposal is accepted and we can expect generics in Go 1.18 somewhere in spring of 2022. You may wonder why does it take that long, but this is not just about the compiler but also some parts of the standard library may need to be rewritten in order to replace the old code which could benefit from generics....

2021-02-26 · 5 min · Boban Acimovic