Is it time to plan a move to Go?

Jason Azze jason at
Mon Nov 6 21:45:35 UTC 2017

Whoops. I failed to list reply.

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Jason Azze <jason at> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 7:59 PM, Eric S. Raymond via devel
> <devel at> wrote:
>> Here's my big question about the next year of development:  should we
>> be moving the codebase out of C to Go?
> Would this be a direct translation--warts and all? Do you refactor as
> you translate?
> I've worked on infrastructure projects before where the task was to
> move a complex service to a greenfield with the mandate "don't change
> anything about how the service functions, just move the thing, we'll
> optimize later."
> I can testify that the temptation to rebuild things as you go in this
> scenario is overwhelming at times. We get into a lot of friendly
> arguments about what "warts" to preserve for the sake of being able to
> trace breakage to a very limited set of changes.

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