[Slackbuilds-users] Which "go" to use?

Vincent Batts vbatts at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 15:13:33 UTC 2016

the gcc-go implementation, while largely OK, is known to have more
edge-cases that are not supported. The nice thing is that the gcc-go
that is provided by gcc v5+ is useful for _compiling_ the golang.org
compiler (as the compiler itself is now written in golang).
If you're running -current (soon to be 14.2), then check out
which is updated for latest upstream stable.

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Ruben Schuller <mail at rbn.im> wrote:
> Hi!
> On 2016-06-21 13:58, Christoph Willing wrote:
>> I see we have a development/google-go-lang SlackBuild. However we
>> already have /usr/bin/go from the stock gcc-go package.
>> Does anyone have insights as to which is the preferred one to use?
> They are different implementations of the Go language. I'd say the
> golang.org (google) version is more widely used than the gcc version (which
> I've never used).
> My two cents:
> From my own experience I'd recommend to just install the golang.org version
> to somewhere in your $HOME and setting PATH accordingly. Either use a
> precompiled version (https://golang.org/doc/install) or install from source
> (https://golang.org/doc/install/source), both options are easy :)
> Ruben
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