Package encoding defines interfaces shared by other packages that convert data to and from byte-level and textual representations. Packages that check for these interfaces include encoding/gob, encoding/json, and encoding/xml. As a result, implementing an interface once can make a type useful in multiple encodings. Standard types that implement these interfaces include time.Time and net.IP. The interfaces come in pairs that produce and consume encoded data.
BinaryMarshaler is the interface implemented by an object that can marshal itself into a binary form.
MarshalBinary encodes the receiver into a binary form and returns the result.
BinaryUnmarshaler is the interface implemented by an object that can unmarshal a binary representation of itself.
UnmarshalBinary must be able to decode the form generated by MarshalBinary. UnmarshalBinary must copy the data if it wishes to retain the data after returning.
TextMarshaler is the interface implemented by an object that can marshal itself into a textual form.
MarshalText encodes the receiver into UTF-8-encoded text and returns the result.
TextUnmarshaler is the interface implemented by an object that can unmarshal a textual representation of itself.
UnmarshalText must be able to decode the form generated by MarshalText. UnmarshalText must copy the text if it wishes to retain the text after returning.
|ascii85||Package ascii85 implements the ascii85 data encoding as used in the btoa tool and Adobe's PostScript and PDF document formats.|
|asn1||Package asn1 implements parsing of DER-encoded ASN.1 data structures, as defined in ITU-T Rec X.690.|
|base32||Package base32 implements base32 encoding as specified by RFC 4648.|
|base64||Package base64 implements base64 encoding as specified by RFC 4648.|
|binary||Package binary implements simple translation between numbers and byte sequences and encoding and decoding of varints.|
|csv||Package csv reads and writes comma-separated values (CSV) files.|
|gob||Package gob manages streams of gobs - binary values exchanged between an Encoder (transmitter) and a Decoder (receiver).|
|hex||Package hex implements hexadecimal encoding and decoding.|
|json||Package json implements encoding and decoding of JSON as defined in RFC 4627.|
|pem||Package pem implements the PEM data encoding, which originated in Privacy Enhanced Mail.|
|xml||Package xml implements a simple XML 1.0 parser that understands XML name spaces.|