[pkg-go] Bug#765841: RFP: gccgo-go -- Go tool for use with gccgo

Teemu Ikonen tpikonen at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 16:27:40 UTC 2014

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : gccgo-go
  Version         : 1.2.1
  Upstream Author : The Go Authors
* URL             : http://golang.org/
* License         : Go license
  Programming Lang: Go
  Description     : Go tool for use with gccgo

The Go programming language is an open source project to make
programmers more productive. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and
efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs
that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its
novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go
compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage
collection and the power of run-time reflection.  It's a fast,
statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed,
interpreted language.
This package provides the 'go' tool built using gccgo instead of golang
gc, defaulting to using gccgo.


The 'go' tool for the gccgo implementation of the go language would
allow porting of software written in go to architectures where the
golang implementation is currently not available, but the gccgo
implementation is. These architectures are currently arm64, mips,
mipsel, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, s390x and x32.

gccgo-go is already packaged in Ubuntu and compiles out of the box
in Debian, All that would be needed is a sponsor to check and
upload it.

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