Go 1.8 released

https://blog.golang.org/go1.8

  • Simpler sort.Slice function. No need to write an interface anymore.
  • Support for HTTP graceful shutdown.
  • Lesser GC pauses.
  • Overhead of defer reduced by half.
  • Overhead of Cgo calls reduced by more than half.
  • Support for using plugins.
  • Improvements in race detector for detecting iterate and write to map at same time.

Slides by Dave Cheney which give a nice overview - https://talks.godoc.org/github.com/davecheney/go-1.8-release-party/presentation.slide#9

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The BLR meetup wasn’t anywhere near so informative. A bit of a let down.

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