Golang on Genode

Petar Stupar atraari at ...9...
Thu Mar 31 14:57:19 CEST 2016

Hi everyone,

Emery thank you for your input.

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:28 AM Emery Hemingway <emery at ...261...> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 08:45:39PM +0000, Petar Stupar wrote:
> > 2. Is there any reason why Golang wouldn't be a good choice as a language
> > on top of Genode? Although this seems to me as a very intuitive
> combination
> > perhaps there are concept/security issues I might have overlooked.
> As someone who has written a fair amount of Go and is familiar with
> some of the Genode interfaces I would say that it could be a quite alot
> of work to bring enough of the Go standard library into working order.
> I think it would require generating C bindings to Genode and then Go
> bindings those (keep in mind Go doesn't have macros). For things like
> files and network you could use the libc, but then there would be an
> abstraction layer on both the Genode side and the Go sides of libc.

I was thinking about this. I'm not sure if this double abstraction would
make programs significantly more slower. I guess I'd have to make a couple
of test to see if this would pay off.

> That said I would be happy if Go worked, but to me it would be too much
> effort to port enough of the standard library to make Genode a viable
> platform for a lot of existing Go programs. I came to Go from Plan 9
> and think it would hard to leverage the flexibilty of Genode with a
> language so strongly influenced by unix.
> Good luck,
> Emery
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