Go 1.7 Brings s390x Support, Compiler Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 15 August 2016 at 07:50 PM EDT. 16 Comments
Version 1.7 of the Go programming language is now available.

Go 1.7 includes a new port to the IBM System z (s390x) architecture, numerous compiler improvements, and more. Compiler work for Go 1.7 includes a new SSA back-end that yields 5~35% speedups on 64-bit x86, a new and more compact export data format, speed increases to the garbage collector, optimizations to the standard library, and more.

Fans of the Go programming language can learn more about v1.7 via the blog announcement and release notes.
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