Talkin' 'bout code generation

O.G. Brian Ketelsen joins the panel to discuss code generation; programs that write programs. They also discuss IDLs, DSLs, overusing language features, generics, and more.

Also Brian plays his guitar. 🤘

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Notes and Links

The panel dig deep on code generation in Go. Touching on the new go:embed feature in Go 1.16.

They also discuss IDLs (interface description language) and DSLs (domain specific languages) and the part they play in code generation.

Brian talks about how we’re all guilty of overusing language features, like channels (see Go channels are bad and you should feel bad for an example).

The panel refers to https://litestream.io/ at one point, as an example of a closed-open-source project, and you can read more about on the Litestream GitHub page.

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