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1 vote redrose — 1 votes, 4 comments

I feel kinda sorry that GOPATH gone. If you wasn’t bothered by GOPATH you probably wouldn’t be bothered by interface{}, err != nil & other Go’s horrors^W traits.

Why was GOPATH a problem though? Lots of other software use environment variables, for example JAVA_HOME or ANDROID_HOME or MANPATH…

With JAVA_HOME and the like you tell where language libraries are. with GOPATH you tell where everything is, isn’t it?

I think you’re right

The GOPATH environment variable lists places to look for Go code

the equivalent of JAVA_HOME is probably GOROOT.