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TIL: gob

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Today I learned about gob. gob is a package from the standard library of Go and allows to store structs efficiently as a byte array. Faster than encoding data in JSON for example. Useful for communication between Go programs or for temporarily storing data. In GoBlog, I’ve recently been using gob for a SQLite-based queue for verifying webmentions and sending ActivityPub requests. gob has the same interface as the JSON package.


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