Go: Implement a stack (LIFO)

The idiomatic way to implement a stack in Go is to use a slice:

  • to push you use the built-in append function, and
  • to pop you slice off the top element.
// Create
var stack []string

// Push
stack = append(stack, "world!")
stack = append(stack, "Hello ")

for len(stack) > 0 {
	// Print top
	n := len(stack) - 1

	// Pop
	stack = stack[:n]
// Output: Hello world!

Watch out for memory leaks

If the stack is permanent and the elements temporary, you may want to remove the top element before popping the stack.

// Pop
stack[n] = "" // to avoid memory leak
stack = stack[:n]


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