Go Q & A


Does Go support type inference?

Yes, Go supports type inference, which allows the compiler to automatically determine the type of a variable based on its initial value. Type inference simplifies variable declarations by reducing redundancy and improving readability.

In Go, type inference is commonly used in variable declarations using the := operator, as demonstrated earlier. When using the := operator, the type of the variable is inferred from the type of the expression on the right-hand side of the assignment.

For example:


name := "John" // type of name is inferred as string
age := 30 // type of age is inferred as int

Go’s type inference mechanism improves code conciseness and reduces verbosity, especially in cases where variable types are obvious from their initialization values. However, explicit type declarations are still preferred in situations where clarity and readability are paramount.


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