When the three of us (Ken Thompson, Rob Pike, and Robert Griesemer) got started, it was pure research.
The three of us got together and decided that we hated C++. (Laughter) ...
(Returning to Go,) we started off with the idea that all three of us had to be talked into every feature in the laugage,
so there waws no extraneous garbage put into the lauguage for any reason.