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Go Standard Library Cookbook by Radomir Sohlich

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Retrieving the Golang version

While building a program, it is a good practice to log the environment settings, build version, and runtime version, especially if your application is more complex. This helps you to analyze the problem, in case something goes wrong.

Besides the build version and, for example, the environmental variables, the Go version by which the binary was compiled could be included in the log. The following recipe will show you how to include the Go runtime version into such program information.

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