Limitations of Object-Oriented Programming in Go

Let’s learn how we can mimic object-oriented programming in Go.

As Go does not support all object-oriented features, it can’t replace an object-oriented programming language fully. However, it can mimic some object-oriented concepts.

Object-oriented concepts in Go

First of all, a Go structure with its type methods is like an object with its methods. Second, interfaces are like abstract data types that define behaviors and objects of the same class, which is similar to polymorphism. Third, Go supports encapsulation, which means it supports hiding data and functions from the user by making them private to the structure and the current Go package. Lastly, combining interfaces and structures is like composition in object-oriented terminology.

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