Eclipse Golo 3.0.0-incubation Release Review

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Eclipse Golo 3.0.0-incubation


This is our first release since joining the Eclipse Foundation. We produced 3 milestones that introduced notable features and changes to the Golo programming language:

A complete changes summary can be found at

This marks a concrete progress compared to the possible work items of our incubation proposal.

Architectural Issues: 

The main changes in this release are:

  • Support of Java 8
  • Named arguments
  • Union types
  • Fixed LL(k) parser for operators
  • foreach loops with guard conditions
  • Easier adapter generation API
  • Extensible CLI subcommands
  • Collection comprehensions, inspired by Python
  • A switch to the Gradle build tool
  • Simplified parser errors.

Golo talks were given at events such as the JUG SummerCamp in France. A tools in action session will also happen at Devoxx 2015