How to Perform a Deep Copy in Golang

To perform a Deep Copy in Go, you can use a struct type as follows:

Deep Copying using a struct in Go

package main

import (

type Dog struct {
    age     int
    name    string
    friends []string

func main() {
    john := Dog{1, "Harry", []string{"Steve", "Matt", "Sarah"}}
    jack := john

    jack.friends = make([]string, len(john.friends))
    copy(jack.friends, harry.friends)

    jack.friends = append(jay.friends, "Fred")