Why Compare Julia to Go?
Good question. If you are interested I have written several pieces comparing Julia more directly with Python:
- Python vs Julia Observations
- Defining Custom Units in Julia and Python
- Comparing language tricks in Python and Julia
The primary reason for the Go comparison was that I really liked the format of the Go presentation.
Also I like to reach a larger audience by comparing Julia with several languages. Go was in fact my goto language for writing small shell tools before Julia. Go actually had replaced Python for me in that capacity. Many python developers in fact like Go. So I made a direct transition from Go to Julia.
Go came about partly as a response to the performance problems of Python, which is also a major reason why Julia came about. I agree they are quite different languages but there is an overlap in usage.