Map With String Slice ValuesUse a map with string keys and string slices as the values. Add data to this map.
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Map, string slices. In Go programming we reuse common forms. We have string slices—these can contain many strings, and we can append strings as needed.
Shows a string slice
With a map, we can place string slices as the values. So we can associate string keys with lists of values. This is powerful. It helps in many Go programs.
Main example. Here we use a map of string slices in the main func. We initialize the map with two keys—each has its own string slice.
Then We append to the string slice at the key "dog." The word "dog" is not important—you can change it.
Next We add a new slice at the key "fish" with some more color words: "orange" and "red."
Finally We use a for-range loop over the slice at the key "fish." We print indexes and values for the string slice.
Shows a string slice
package main import "fmt" func main() { // Create map of string slices. m := map[string][]string { "cat": {"orange", "grey"}, "dog": {"black"}, } // Add a string at the dog key. // ... Append returns the new string slice. res := append(m["dog"], "brown") fmt.Println(res) // Add a key for fish. m["fish"] = []string{"orange", "red"} // Print slice at key. fmt.Println(m["fish"]) // Loop over string slice at key. for i := range m["fish"] { fmt.Println(i, m["fish"][i]) } }
[black brown] [orange red] 0 orange 1 red
With append, we can add elements to a string slice in a map. And with delete we can remove elements. Len will return the element count.
A summary. In Go, common things like a map that contains string slices are important to master. More complex things are nice, but often used less.
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