Go is a new language. Although it borrows ideas from existing languages, it has unusual properties that make effective Go programs different in character from programs written in its relatives. A straightforward translation of a C++ or Java program into Go is unlikely to produce a satisfactory result—Java programs are written in Java, not Go. On the other hand, thinking about the problem from a Go perspective could produce a successful but quite different program. In other words, to write Go well, it’s important to understand its properties and idioms. It’s also important to know the established conventions for programming in Go, such as naming, formatting, program construction, and so on, so that programs you write will be easy for other Go programmers to understand.
Go 是一门全新的语言。尽管它从既有的语言中借鉴了许多理念，但其与众不同的特性， 使得使用 Go 编程在本质上就不同于其它语言。将现有的 C++ 或 Java 程序直译为 Go 程序并不能令人满意——毕竟 Java 程序是用 Java 编写的，而不是 Go。 另一方面，若从 Go 的角度去分析问题，你就能编写出同样可行但大不相同的程序。 换句话说，要想将 Go 程序写得好，就必须理解其特性和风格。了解命名、格式化、 程序结构等既定规则也同样重要，这样你编写的程序才能更容易被其他程序员所理解。
The Go package sources are intended to serve not only as the core library but also as examples of how to use the language. Moreover, many of the packages contain working, self-contained executable examples you can run directly from the golang.org web site, such as this one (if necessary, click on the word”Example”to open it up). If you have a question about how to approach a problem or how something might be implemented, the documentation, code and examples in the library can provide answers, ideas and background.