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1. Controlled by a single company whose business is surveillance and which has added surveillance "features" (for example it fetches packages from their cache by default)
2. Slower than Java and has GC pauses
3. Promotes non-free software by making distribution of binaries without source easy
4. Its devotees insist on reimplementing things that already have perfectly good implementations
5. Mostly worthless type system that doesn't prevent null pointer accesses

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I'm not a huge fan of , for some of the reasons you mentioned and for some different ones (a primary aim seems to be making devs more replaceable, which I'm not on board with).

But re:

> Promotes non-free software by making distribution of binaries without source easy

I'll say that there *are* a lot of advantages to being able to distribute free software as a statically linked binary too—it's something I like a lot about development

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