The team behind Google’s Go language, aka Golang, has released the release candidate of Go 1.10, the next version of the popular open source language
The new features in Google Go 1.10 beta
The upgrade offers compiler tool chain and performance improvements but no substantive language changes.
Expected to be available in a production version in February 2018, Go 1.10 now provides these key features in its release candidate:
- Improved performance of code generated by the compiler, spread across supported architectures.
- Programs should run a bit faster due to speedups in garbage collection, better code generation, and core library optimizations.
- Dwarf debug information in binaries has been improved, with constant values now recorded. Also, line-number information is more accurate.
- The linux/ppc64le port now needs external linking with any programs using the
go buildcommand detects out-of-date packages based on the content of source files, specified build flags, and metadata in stored packages. Modification times are no longer relevant.
go installcommand now only installs packages and commands listed on the command line. To force installation of dependencies, developers should use the
go install –iflag
- An update to the grammar for method expressions relaxes the syntax so any type expression is allowed as a receiver, thus matching how compilers already operated.
- Test results are now cached via
- The Unicode package has been upgraded from Unicode 9.0 to version 10.0, adding 8,518 characters, including a bitcoin currency symbol and 56 emojis.
Where to download the Go 1.10 beta
You can download the release candidate of Go 1.10 from the Go project site.
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