Footnotes

Chapter 1

1 Named after the film Plan 9 from Outer Space.

2 If you are reading this book in a few years, this will probably seem laughably dated.

3 Except via the unsafe package.

4 If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.

Chapter 2

1 This is an oversimplification. The exact rules for semicolon insertion are more complicated, but this rule of thumb works in most cases.

2 Runtime panics are not quite analogous to C++ exceptions. The differences are covered in Chapter 8, Handling Errors.

Chapter 3

1 Go does not currently support any 16-bit architectures, and probably never will.

Chapter 6

1 American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a format based on the assumption that there was no need to interchange information ...

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