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Google Go 1.2 Brings Minor Language Changes

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Published on 02 December 2013 10:20 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
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Google's developers working on the Go programming language have announced the stable 1.2 release. The Go 1.2 release features some minor language changes but also performance improvements and continued work on their tooling.

Go 1.2 presents a new three-index slice syntax, test coverage results have been added for better testing of Go, Go routines are now preemptively scheduled, an increase has been made to the default Go routine stack size for better performance, many changes to the Go standard library, and more than 1,600 other changes to the Go core itself in version 1.2.

More details on the Go 1.2 update that's been in development for more than the past half-year can be found via the GoLang.org blog.

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