This is a long overdue follow up to my glibc’s dynamic linker/loader post from last year. With the Go 1.8 release around the corner, which adds support for dynamic plugins, this is a good time to revisit the topic. Plugins in Go are described by Ian Lance Taylor in the “Go Execution Modes” design document. They are part of a larger effort to support dynamic shared objects in Go. As Ian points out, Go 1.