Google's Go 1.5 To Feature Many Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 2 December 2014 at 07:55 AM EST. 5 Comments
The updates due for Google's Go 1.5 programming language implementation are aplenty and should better position this promising language.

Go 1.5 will feature its garbage collector operating in a fully-concurrent manner. Go 1.5 will also feature its compiler, assembler, linker, and runtime written entirely in Go. The goal is to have Go written entirely in Go and to rid the codebase of any C code. The only exception to the C code is for Cgo.

New ports being looked at for Go 1.5 include 64-bit PowerPC and potentially 64-bit ARM. There will also be better Android support.

Aside from code changes itself, Go is switching to Git rather than Mercurial for its code revision control.

More details on the Go 1.5 plans via this mailing list post by Rob Pike.
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