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Shiju Varghese, Go Recipes, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1188-5_5

5. Using Standard Library Packages

Shiju Varghese

(1)Chettiyadan House, Cheranalloor, India

Packages are a very important component in the Go ecosystem. Go code is organized as packages that enable reusability and composability to your Go programs. The Go installation comes with a lot of reusable packages called standard library packages. These packages extend the Go language and provide reusable libraries for building a variety of applications. They can help you quickly build applications because you don’t need to write your own packages for many common functionalities. If you want to extend the standard library packages, you can either create your own or obtain third-party ...

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