Go 2 generics in 5 minutes

Alberto de Murga
5 min readFeb 5, 2021
Two generic gophers
Two generic gophers. Photo by Lukáš Vaňátko on Unsplash

The inclusion or not of generics in the Go language has been a long-standing discussion and cause of drama since the first appearance of the language in 2009. Rivers of ink have been poured in long discussions about if generics are good or bad, and if the language needs to support them or not. Up to this moment, the Go team has decided to leave generics outside the language.

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Alberto de Murga

Software engineer at @bookingcom. I like to make things, and write about what I learn. I am interested in Linux, git, JavaScript and Go, in no particular order.