Gogit – Just enough Git (in Go) to push itself to GitHub

In July 2023, the author compares a small Python program, pygit, to its Go counterpart, gogit, in terms of performance and ease of scripting. The author notes that while Go is generally better for writing quick ‘n’ dirty scripts, Python’s terser syntax and exception handling make it more suitable for throwaway scripts. However, for more complex projects, the author prefers Go due to its better-designed standard library, excellent io.Reader and io.Writer interfaces, and lightweight static typing. The author also introduces a panic-based error handling approach in Go, which allows for quick error handling in simple scripts. Overall, the Go version of the program is comparable in size to the Python version, demonstrating Go’s concise nature.


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