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So a Googlge search for "golang" pulls up results with the word "go".

Ok, Google, I realize you're *trying* to be smart with the whole matching-on-synonyms thing. But you're really, really not succeeding.

The *whole reason* people started using the term "golang" was to avoid this nonsense!

It's not very sporting of you to thwart them like that. And it's your own darn language, to boot!

(maybe people who use Google search more already knew this, but I just realized it today)

@wizzwizz4

> DuckDuckGo :duckduckgo: doesn't have this problem.

Yeah, I know. That's what I typically use, which is probably why I hadn't encountered the issue until now

@codesections super inconsiderate giving all these programming language names that are impossible to Google.

It's like when you're trying to lookup the syntax for exploding a string into a array in python and it just gives you videos on YouTube of an exploding python... Maybe that's why the function is "split" in python 🤔

@rune

> It's like when you're trying to lookup the syntax for exploding a string into a array in python and it just gives you videos on YouTube of an exploding python... Maybe that's why the function is "split" in python

I actually haven't heard that operation called "exploding" an array before. It's "split" in all the languages I've come across. Where is it "explode", out of curiosity?

@codesections fun fact PHP had explode AND split simultaneously until 5.3 where they made the logical decision to depreciate the function name that every other language uses.

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