This is a bonus segment in the after show of Go Time #77 with Russ Cox where we talk briefly about WebAssembly (Wasm) support in Go, and how that plays into Go being used as a web language.
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How closely did we touch WASM on the show? The only reason I ask is we just talked to Lin Clark about WASM and Go is lightly mentioned.
Yeah I saw that, I don’t think.. I think we might just have barely mentioned it but there is a WASM implementation that’s just landed and it is supposed to be going into Go1.11 as a sort of an experimental feature. So, you know, I think it works.
You talked about Rust a little bit in there and everybody compares Go to Rust. Should I learn Rust? Should I learn Go? Maybe the answer is both but curious if you see a similar perspective to the Rust perspective which is to be more widely adopted as a Web language, that WASM is a way for Rust to be that. Do you feel the same way for Go?
It’s picking up steam for sure..
Yeah I don’t know about completely unchallenged but certainly [laughter]
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