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Go pattern: loose

I once found a neat (in my opinion) way to make it easier to write (and arguably still read easily) one-off JSON payloads. Part of the trick is to introduce a small local helper type (for which I hadn’t found a better name yet):

type loose map[string]any
	"foo": "go1.18+",
	"fee": loose{
		"fum": "baz",

▶ Run

Update (2023): Replaced interface{} with any, available since Go ~1.18.

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