Find the type of an object

Use fmt for a string type description

You can use the %T flag in the fmt package to get a Go-syntax representation of the type.

var x interface{} = []int{1, 2, 3}
xType := fmt.Sprintf("%T", x)
fmt.Println(xType) // "[]int"

(The empty interface denoted by interface{} can hold values of any type.)

A type switch lets you choose between types

Use a type switch to do several type assertions in series.

var x interface{} = 2.3
switch v := x.(type) {
case int:
    fmt.Println("int:", v)
case float64:
    fmt.Println("float64:", v)
// Output: float64: 2.3

Reflection gives full type information

Use the reflect package if the options above don’t suffice.

var x interface{} = []int{1, 2, 3}
xType := reflect.TypeOf(x)
xValue := reflect.ValueOf(x)
fmt.Println(xType, xValue) // "[]int [1 2 3]"

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