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1. Read about new interesting programming language
2. Read tutorials, get basic knowledge of the language
3. "That sounds really interesting. I should write something in that language"
4. ...
5. "but what?"
6. ...
7. go back to the existing open projects, all in C

I really need to work on 5.
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I'll give you a hint: 4. Write A Go compiler! 6. write Go based OS. 7... :)
 
Since all software ultimately evolves into an email tool of one kind or another step 5 can be reduced somewhat to "but what email tool should I write?". If it can't handle email well then it's a poor language and not worth further investment. ;-)
 
email tool? yes! Good idea!
make email tool that exports all email messages from all these weird databases all these email programs invented, back to open format!!!
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