Chapter 8. building storage: Structs
Sometimes you need to store more than one type of data.
We learned about slices, which store a list of values. Then we learned about maps, which map a list of keys to a list of values. But both of these data structures can only hold values of one type. Sometimes, you need to group together values of several types. Think of billing receipts, where you have to mix item names (strings) with quantities (integers). Or student records, where you have to mix student names (strings) with grade point averages (floating-point numbers). You can’t mix value types in slices or maps. But you can if you use another type called a struct. We’ll learn all about structs in this chapter!
Slices and maps hold values of ONE type
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It’s true: arrays, slices, and maps are no help if you need to mix values of different types. They can only be set up to hold values of a single type. But Go does have a way to solve this problem...
Structs are built out of values of MANY types
A struct (short for “structure”) is a value that is ...