I’ve prepared a valentine for you;)
DigitalWhip is a performance benchmark of statically typed programming languages that
compile to native code: https://github.com/artemalive/DigitalWhip
Go language is not the fastest one for the algorithms suggested by the benchmark. But it’s not that important. I love design decisions behind Go and for me Go is something that I consider as a ‘good thing’. At the moment I can’t think of any other language like this.