Golang March meetup with Dave Cheney

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Hello Gophers!

It seems that we're in luck for our March meetup as Dave Cheney is visiting Melbourne and he has offered to give a talk!

Dave's talk is one that he will later give at GopherChina, so we've got the chance to hear him do so before then.

The hidden #pragmas of Go

Go isn’t like C. It doesn’t have a preprocessor, it doesn’t have macros, and it certainly doesn’t have #define, but Go does have pragmas.

What are pragmas? The name come from the #pragma declaration that tells C compilers to alter their interpretation of a piece of code. Now, Go doesn’t have a #pragma directive, but it does have ways of altering the operation of the Go compiler via directive syntax hidden in comments.

This talk will explore the history of these directives, how and why they are used, and how you can, but probably shouldn’t, use them in your own code.

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As usual we'll kick of at 6:30 with beer and pizza that are sponsored by 99designs, who have also offered to host us once again. Looking forward to see you all in March!