Golang 將改變常見的 closure 地雷

在「Fixing for loops in Go 1.22 (go.dev)」看到的,原文在「Fixing For Loops in Go 1.22」這邊。

算是各種有 closure 的程式語言會遇到的經典問題,下面的 Golang 程式在撰寫時會預期輸出 abc (不保證順序),但實際上會輸出 ccc,因為變數的 scope 設計原因:

func main() {
    done := make(chan bool)

    values := []string{"a", "b", "c"}
    for _, v := range values {
        go func() {
            done <- true

    // wait for all goroutines to complete before exiting
    for _ = range values {

這在 JavaScript 也是個經典的問題,搜「javascript closure loop」就可以看到「JavaScript closure inside loops – simple practical example」這個例子,對應的答案則是有提到 ES6let 因為改變了變數的 scope,可以用來解決這個問題。

剛好 let 也是 best practice 了,所以現在 JavaScript 這邊遇到這個問題的情況會少一些。

回到 Golang 這邊,Golang 是打算改變在 for loop 時,對應變數的 scope 來解決:

For Go 1.22, we plan to change for loops to make these variables have per-iteration scope instead of per-loop scope. This change will fix the examples above, so that they are no longer buggy Go programs; it will end the production problems caused by such mistakes; and it will remove the need for imprecise tools that prompt users to make unnecessary changes to their code.

另外因為這是 breaking compatibility 的改變 (畢竟有些程式碼是清楚知道這個特性而刻意這樣寫的),所以會有對應的措施,只有在有指定 Golang 1.22 或是更新的版本才會用新的 scope 編譯:

To ensure backwards compatibility with existing code, the new semantics will only apply in packages contained in modules that declare go 1.22 or later in their go.mod files. This per-module decision provides developer control of a gradual update to the new semantics throughout a codebase. It is also possible to use //go:build lines to control the decision on a per-file basis.

V8 對 for-in 的最佳化

V8 引擎的人對 for-in 的最佳化寫了一篇解釋「Fast For-In in V8」,比較直接的結果就是維基百科Facebook 都變快了:

For example, in early 2016 Facebook spent roughly 7% of its total JavaScript time during startup in the implementation of for-in itself. On Wikipedia this number was even higher at around 8%.

可以看得出來是挑比較大的來改,而下一版的 Google Chrome (57) 將會對 for-in 會到另外一個極致:

The most important for-in helpers are at position 5 and 17, accounting for an average of 0.7% percent of the total time spent in scripting on a website. In Chrome 57 ForInEnumerate has dropped to 0.2% of the total time and ForInFilter is below the measuring threshold due to a fast path written in assembler.

主要是因為 spec 對 for-in 的定義寫得很模糊,所以就有很多實作的空間可以調整:

When we look at the spec-text of for-in, it’s written in an unexpectedly fuzzy way,which is observable across different implementations.

Yahoo! 也放出了判斷是否為色情圖片的方案

感覺好像是從 AlphaGo 大勝李世乭開始,透過各類 neural network 的技術就一直冒出來...

Yahoo! 這次放出來判斷是否為色情圖片的也是同源的技術:「Open Sourcing a Deep Learning Solution for Detecting NSFW Images」。

當年沒辦法做的事情,現在的技術已經成熟到被 open source 出來了...

PostgreSQL 9.5 預定提供的 Row Locking 改善

在「More Concurrency: Improved Locking In PostgreSQL」這邊提到 PostgreSQL 的 Row Locking 的改善,也就是 SELECT ... FOR UPDATESELECT ... FOR SHARE

查了一下 SELECT 的文件,在 7.2 開始提供 FOR UPDATE (PostgreSQL: Documentation: 7.2: SELECT),在 8.1 開始提供 FOR SHARE (PostgreSQL: Documentation: 8.1: SELECT),以維基百科上的紀錄來看,7.2 是 2002 年二月,8.1 是 2005 年十一月,都是已經提很久的功能了。

FOR UPDATEFOR SHARE 可以降低對 transaction 的依賴程度,PostgreSQL 的預設值是 READ COMMITTED,配合 Row Locking 就已經可以做到不少效果了,不需要用到 SERIALIZABLE 等級。

而在最新的 PostgreSQL 9.5 (目前還是開發版),則又多提供了 FOR UPDATE SKIP LOCKED 功能,以官方提供的範例來說,就可以直接避開選位造成的 lock 問題了:

This makes sense because 100 users checking for a free seat concurrently will get 100 different rows. The consequence is that you are not stuck with 1 CPU but you can nicely scale out to all CPUs in the system. As conflicts cannot happen anymore, nobody has to wait on somebody else.

對 locking 控制的更細微。