URL router in Go allowing usage of regexp in URL paths.
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taironas/route is an URL router for Go allowing usage of regexp in URL paths.

Getting Started

After installing Go and setting up your environment, create a .go file named main.go.

package main

import (

func main() {
  r := new(route.Router)
  r.Handle("/", http.FileServer(http.Dir("/static_files")))
  r.HandleFunc("/users", usersHandler)
  r.HandleFunc("/users/:id", userHandler)
  r.HandleFunc("/users/:id/friends/:username", friendHandler)

  http.ListenAndServe(":8080", r)

func usersHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Welcome to users handler!")

func userHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  fmt.Fprintf(w, "Welcome to user handler, user id = %s!", route.Context.Get(r, "id"))

func friendHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Welcome to friend handler, friend username = %s!", route.Context.Get(r, "username"))

Then get the route package:

> go get github.com/taironas/route

Then build your server:

> go build

Then run your server:

> go run main

You will now have a Go net/http webserver running on localhost:8080.

Named Parameters

named parameters are accessible via route.Context:

r.HandleFunc("/hello/:name", helloHandler)

func helloHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  fmt.Fprintf(w, "Hello %s!", route.Context.Get(r, "name"))

If same named parameter is used more than one time in a path, it is the value of the last parameter which will be retrieved.

Trailing Slash

No need to define /hello/?, just /hello. localhost:8080/hello/ and localhost:8080/hello will reach the same handler.


> go test


> godoc -http=:6060