First Release Candidate Arrives For Go 1.6
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 27 January 2016 at 10:39 PM EST. 5 Comments
The first release candidate is now available for the Go 1.6 programming language.

Go 1.6 is a six-month update since Go 1.5 and with it comes no language changes. While there are no language changes, Go 1.6 is bringing 64-bit MIPS Linux support, experimental Android 32-bit support, the net/http package has support for HTTP/2, runtime improvements, Go's sort has been improved, and many other library changes have taken place.

To learn more about the changes building up for Go 1.6, see the current Go 1.6 documentation. Details on today's Go 1.6 release candidate can be found from this mailing list post.
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