This is a package containing the bits of the old
inet.af/netaddr package that didn’t make it
into Go 1.18’s
net/netip standard library package.
As background, see:
- https://github.com/inetaf/netaddr/ (now deprecated)
- https://tailscale.com/blog/netaddr-new-ip-type-for-go/ – blog post about why the package came to be originally
- https://go.dev/doc/go1.18 – Go 1.18 release notes
This package requires Go 1.18+ to use and complements the
Why’s it no longer under
inet.af? Since that joke started, that
TLD is now under control of the Taliban. (Yes, we should’ve known
better. We’d even previously scolded people for relying on
questionable ccTLDs. Whoops.)
Will this stuff make it into the standard library? Maybe. We’ll see.