Brief overview of gccgo, "The Other Go Compiler"

Gccgo, more known as "the other Go compiler",  is a Go compiler that leverages gcc for its compilation power, things like automatization and code generation. It was written by Ian Lance Taylor and released in November 2009 and is  still maintained by him.

There is not much general info on gccgo, and not a lot of people know why it exists or why it's actually useful.

Chris Manghane from the core Go language team at Google will give a brief history of gccgo, talk about the current work being done to stay compatible, and a look at future possibilities.

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About the Speaker

Chris Manghane works on the core Go language team at Google on the compilers and tool chains. Specifically, he works on gccgo with Ian Lance Taylor.