Go, a new language created by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike and Ken Thompson for teh Google.
I took a look and it's pretty shitty. Basically when you're a big company you often need some specialized language, ending up writing a C-like language with the features you need (MS did this, apple did this, google did this, sun did this, etc). These languages are boring. Go isn't an exception. It's useful for concurrency, that's about it.
Go already exists 10 years before.
Google is fucked. HAHAHAHA
Also it sucks.
I agree, there's enough of C to go around multiple times.
If I wanted to make up a language nobody cared about, I'd make a language actually designed for generating and processing webpages (or XML) (ie not java, ruby or perl), the idea being that each page or form would be entirely contained within a file: the code for generating the form and the code for processing it. Each page would be standalone and stateless, allowing it to work with or without an "application server". (Using one would reduce execution/fork overhead, db connections etc. Without one you'd use mod_uselesslanguage, or a CGI executable)
I really don't get why they bothered with pointers if they don't have pointer arithmetic. It only makes the language more tedious without making it more powerful. It's like the explicit references in perl, though probably not as bad.
Let's look at it from a historical perspective.
Right now, Google has some of the best intellectual capital in software engineering among all companies on earth. Their reputation is good enough to hype COBOL as the Next Big Thing (tm) and people will still drink their Kool-Aid.
I don't even think Go is better than any C-like language existing now. It's just different, and the differences aren't significant enough except in terms of syntax to make Go relevant in the slightest.
With any luck this nonsense language will fade away.
or they try harder and finally implement some features we are all still missing in almost all languages!