The naming similarity is unfortunate. However, there are many computing
products and services named Go. In the 11 months since our release, there
has been minimal confusion of the two languages, so we are closing this
Yes. STL is not object oriented. I think that object orientedness is almost as much of a hoax as Artificial Intelligence. I have yet to see an interesting piece of code that comes from these OO people. In a sense, I am unfair to AI: I learned a lot of stuff from the MIT AI Lab crowd, they have done some really fundamental work: Bill Gosper’s Hakmem is one of the best things for a programmer to read. AI might not have had a serious foundation, but it produced Gosper and Stallman (Emacs), Moses (Macsyma) and Sussman (Scheme, together with Guy Steele). I find OOP technically unsound. It attempts to decompose the world in terms of interfaces that vary on a single type. To deal with the real problems you need multisorted algebras – families of interfaces that span multiple types. I find OOP philosophically unsound. It claims that everything is an object. Even if it is true it is not very interesting – saying that everything is an object is saying nothing at all. I find OOP methodologically wrong. It starts with classes. It is as if mathematicians would start with axioms. You do not start with axioms – you start with proofs. Only when you have found a bunch of related proofs, can you come up with axioms. You end with axioms. The same thing is true in programming: you have to start with interesting algorithms. Only when you understand them well, can you come up with an interface that will let them work.
首先，是 Windows API 和 DLL Hell。（译注：DLL Hell——DLL灾难，就是微软的DLL升级时因为不同版本可能造成应用程序无法运行的灾难，首当其冲的是COM编程，相信大家都知道某些木马或是病毒更改了一些系统的DLL可以导致整个Windows不举，这就是DLL Hell） 于是，第一次革命是DDE——我们可以创建一个状态条在上面显示Microsoft的股票价格（译注：Dynamic Data Exchange，工作原理是： 甲方申请一块全局内存，然后把内存指针postmessage到乙方，乙方根据收到的指针访问那块全局内存）。
为了解决这个问题，他们创造了OLE（很像DDE，只是名字不一样），而且，我还记得在一次 Microsoft 大会上，某个微软的演讲者正式宣布—— Windows API 马上就会被 OLE API 所重写并取代，我还盲目地相信了这一说法。而且，所有的在图形界面的控件都会是OCX，那是OLE引入的接口，同样，其目的是为了消除DLL Hell。相信大家都记得，那个时候，我们是怎么地梦想着有一天，我们的应用程序（当然是非常大的程序）可以完全地被嵌入到Word文档中。