Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Utilities    

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Lancet is a comprehensive, efficient, and reusable util function library of go. Inspired by the java apache common package and lodash.js.

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  • 👏 Comprehensive, efficient and reusable.
  • 💪 300+ go util functions, support string, slice, datetime, net, crypt...
  • 💅 Only depend on the go standard library.
  • 🌍 Unit test for every exported function.



  1. For users who use go1.18 and above, it is recommended to install lancet v2.x.x. Cause v2.x.x rewrite all functions with generics of go1.18.

    go get github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2 // will install latest version of v2.x.x
  2. For users who use version below go1.18, you should install v1.x.x. now latest v1 is v1.3.1.

    go get github.com/duke-git/[email protected] // below go1.18, install latest version of v1.x.x


Lancet organizes the code into package structure, and you need to import the corresponding package name when use it. For example, if you use string-related functions,import the strutil package like below:

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/strutil"


Here takes the string function ReverseStr (reverse order string) as an example, and the strutil package needs to be imported.

package main

import (

func main() {
    s := "hello"
    rs := strutil.ReverseStr(s)
    fmt.Println(rs) //olleh

API Documentation

1. Algorithm package implements some basic algorithm. eg. sort, search.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/algorithm"

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2. Concurrency package contain some functions to support concurrent programming. eg, goroutine, channel, async.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/concurrency"

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3. Convertor package contains some functions for data convertion.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/convertor"

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4. Cryptor package is for data encryption and decryption.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/cryptor"

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5. Datetime package supports date and time format and compare.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datetime"

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6. Datastructure package constains some common data structure. eg. list, linklist, stack, queue, set, tree, graph.

import list "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/list"
import link "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/link"
import stack "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/stack"
import queue "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/queue"
import set "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/set"
import tree "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/tree"
import heap "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/datastructure/heap"

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7. Fileutil package implements some basic functions for file operations.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/fileutil"

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8. Formatter contains some functions for data formatting.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/formatter"

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9. Function package can control the flow of function execution and support part of functional programming

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/function"

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10. Maputil package includes some functions to manipulate map.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/maputil"

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11. Mathutil package implements some functions for math calculation.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/mathutil"

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12. Netutil package contains functions to get net information and send http request.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/netutil"

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13. Random package implements some basic functions to generate random int and string.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/random"

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14. Retry package is for executing a function repeatedly until it was successful or canceled by the context.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/retry"

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15. Slice contains some functions to manipulate slice.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/slice"

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16. Strutil package contains some functions to manipulate string.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/strutil"

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17. System package contain some functions about os, runtime, shell command.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/system"

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18. Validator package contains some functions for data validation.

import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/validator"

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import "github.com/duke-git/lancet/v2/xerror"

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How to Contribute

I really appreciate any code commits which make lancet lib powerful. Please follow the rules below to create your pull request.

  1. Fork the repository.
  2. Create your feature branch.
  3. Commit your changes.
  4. Push to the branch
  5. Create new pull request.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the lancet README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.