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spec: clarification of "value receiver" vs "pointer receiver" (missing definition) #18828

go101 opened this issue Jan 28, 2017 · 1 comment


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@go101 go101 commented Jan 28, 2017

4 "value receiver" plus one "value-receiver".

Besides no definition for it, I feel it is better to be replaced with "non-pointer receiver", as pointers are also values.

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@griesemer griesemer commented Jan 30, 2017

@golang101 I agree that "non-pointer receiver" is technically more correct; though it feels a bit more "clunky" than "value receiver" (even though I agree that a pointer is technically also a value). I'm going to let this simmer for a bit. I'm not quite convinced that "non-pointer" is the right choice, or if there's a better term (or we just need to define "value receiver").

@griesemer griesemer changed the title spec: there are five "value receiver" occurrences in spec but no definition for it. spec: clarification of "value receiver" vs "pointer receiver" (missing definition) Jan 30, 2017
@griesemer griesemer added this to the Go1.9Maybe milestone Jan 30, 2017
@bradfitz bradfitz modified the milestones: Go1.10, Go1.9Maybe Jul 20, 2017
@rsc rsc modified the milestones: Go1.10, Go1.11 Dec 14, 2017
@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor modified the milestones: Go1.11, Unplanned Jun 28, 2018
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