One of my ongoing resolutions is to learn a new programming language every year. I've been looking at Go for a while and I thought it would be fun to use the 'holiday' today to really get cranking. I recorded some random impressions as I was chugging along...
When learning a language, I'm one of those people that can't simply read documentation and contrived code examples with any usable level of recall -- I need to internalize it by writing code to solve a legitimate problem. So, I decided to write a little library, a parser for the Linux /proc filesystem. There aren't very many good ones that I've found for Go (and I am thinking of some projects I may want to use it for in the future).
- Read a bit of code