Effective Go Recipes: Minor question in Recipe 7, page 18

Any reason why

locPrefix := []byte("loc:{")
i += len(locPrefix) - 1

can’t be replaced by

locPrefix := []byte("loc:")
i += len(locPrefix)

I seem to get the same output with both.

Good question :slight_smile: When parsing, I try to be as specific as possible. There’s a small chance that there’s loc: without the { and I want to ignore it.

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Ok. Thanks.