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encoding/json: unexported embedded fields are not properly ignored #21121

dsnet opened this issue Jul 21, 2017 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 21, 2017

Regression from Go1.8 fixes the JSON marshaller to avoid serializing
embedded fields on unexported fields of non-struct type.
In order to determine whether a field is exported or not, it relies on
StructField.PkgPath to be non-empty if exported, but this is not always true
(see #21122).

Example reproduction:

type myInt int
type S struct{ *myInt }

s := S{new(myInt)}
*s.myInt = 5

b, _ := json.Marshal(s)

This prints:


But should really print:


\cc @ianlancetaylor


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commented Jul 22, 2017

CL mentions this issue.

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in b817359 Jul 22, 2017

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