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The hidden #pragmas of Go by Dave Cheney

April 6, 2017 at 06:00:00 PM · Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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The hidden #pragmas of Go by Dave Cheney

Go isn’t like C. It doesn’t have a preprocessor, it doesn’t have macros, and it certainly doesn’t have #define, but Go does have pragmas.

What are pragmas? The name come from the #pragma declaration that tells C compilers to alter their interpretation of a piece of code. Now, Go doesn’t have a #pragma directive, but it does have ways of altering the operation of the Go compiler via directive syntax hidden in comments.

This talk will explore the history of these directives, how and why they are used, and how you can, but probably shouldn’t, use them in your own code.

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EDUCATION & LEARNING SCIENCE & TECH
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David is a software engineer, author, blogger, and speaker from Sydney, Australia as well as a long time contributor to the Go project, focussing on performance and the application of Go to small computers. David also runs the Sydney Go Users' group.
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