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@caike caike/main.go
Created Aug 22, 2019

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Go web server example with support for URL matching on regular expressions
package main
import (
type route struct {
pattern *regexp.Regexp
handler http.Handler
// RegexpHandler bla bla
type RegexpHandler struct {
routes []*route
// Handler bla bla
func (h *RegexpHandler) Handler(pattern *regexp.Regexp, handler http.Handler) {
h.routes = append(h.routes, &route{pattern, handler})
// HandleFunc bla bla
func (h *RegexpHandler) HandleFunc(pattern *regexp.Regexp, handler func(http.ResponseWriter, *http.Request)) {
h.routes = append(h.routes, &route{pattern, http.HandlerFunc(handler)})
func (h *RegexpHandler) ServeHTTP(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
for _, route := range h.routes {
if route.pattern.MatchString(r.URL.Path) {
route.handler.ServeHTTP(w, r)
// no pattern matched; send 404 response
http.NotFound(w, r)
func handleDigits(res http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
res.Write([]byte("Digits in the URL\n"))
func handleStrings(res http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
res.Write([]byte("Strings in the URL\n"))
func main() {
handler := &RegexpHandler{}
reg1, _ := regexp.Compile("/foo-\\d+")
handler.HandleFunc(reg1, handleDigits)
reg2, _ := regexp.Compile("/foo-\\w+")
handler.HandleFunc(reg2, handleStrings)
http.ListenAndServe(":3000", handler)
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