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re: I'll not that familiar with go - could you please explain how go solved that syntax problem? :)

Sure, the core dev team, who made the language, also made tools for static analysis,linter, code formatting and incorporated some of the rules in the compiler too, this you get these advantages:

easier to write: never worry about minor formatting concerns while hacking away,
easier to read: when all code looks the same you need not mentally convert others' formatting style into something you can understand.
easier to maintain: mechanical changes to the source don't cause unrelated changes to the file's formatting; diffs show only the real changes.
uncontroversial: never have a debate about spacing or brace position ever again!

A Go "proverb" is "Gofmt's style is no one's favorite, yet gofmt is everyone's favorite", meaining each dev will not like something about the Go standard way, but overall you like it's benefits, because everyone obeys it.

Cool. But how does it indent function calls with many parameters? :D

The rust language has a similar thing, but unfortunately, it will indent many arguments far to the right.

That's the beauty, it doesn't matter and we do not care. We solve problems, we are engineers, coding is just a 20% of our jobs and we shouldn't focus on things that the IDE should do for us.

Unless someone makes a PR to the official Go tool and convince the community that is better his way.

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