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Letter “g” – is generally often used as a shorthand to a phrase “(current) goroutine” – see: http://groups.google.com/group/golang-nuts/browse_thread/thread/3bdf4b609417939e/8ddea965ec294ad6#8ddea965ec294ad6.

Strictly related:

  1. G (struct G) – is an internal C struct containing some data related to a goroutine – see: pkg/runtime/runtime.h
  2. g (G g) – is a thread-local variable of type struct G; “g is usually the current goroutine, but it's real purpose is to be the definitive place to find the current stack bounds during the stack growth check at the beginning of most functions. (ref.)

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go/internals/g.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/04 13:00 by fgm