Zen of go - Go pro-verbs

Simple, Poetic, Pithy

Python has his PEP20 - Zen Of Python which are very nice IMO. Now Go community have similar Go Proverbs thanks to Rob Pike!!

They are several key points in context of Go programming:

  • Don’t communicate by sharing memory, share memory by communicating.
  • Concurrency is not parallelism.
  • Channels orchestrate; mutexes serialize.
  • The bigger the interface, the weaker the abstraction.
  • Make the zero value useful.
  • interface{} says nothing.
  • Gofmt’s style is no one’s favorite, yet gofmt is everyone’s favorite.
  • A little copying is better than a little dependency.
  • Syscall must always be guarded with build tags.
  • Cgo must always be guarded with build tags.
  • Cgo is not Go.
  • With the unsafe package there are no guarantees.
  • Clear is better than clever.
  • Reflection is never clear.
  • Errors are values.
  • Don’t just check errors, handle them gracefully.
  • Design the architecture, name the components, document the details.
  • Documentation is for users.
  • Don’t panic.

There could be more in future. Original page: http://go-proverbs.github.io/

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