Ask HN: Was it worth it for Go to add generics

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  • hashmap

    A Golang lock-free thread-safe HashMap optimized for fastest read access.

  • generics

    There used to be a troll repo on Facebook's GitHub org about Go generics, which is now archived, so ... maybe?

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  • go

    The Go programming language

    * Libraries in general being “Just another git repo”, many haven’t been updated to use Go modules. Because Go doesn’t have a good central repository for go libraries, I don’t have good numbers on this.


  • go-generics-the-hard-way

    A hands-on approach to getting started with Go generics.

    You don't actually have to instantiate the type for a receiver function (i.e., method). There's too much missing from your code for me to understand which direction you're going but you'll likely have to use a constraint for structs which is explained here:

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