I'm logging every second the length of a map; I don't care if I have the "exact" value / race conditions (off by one is ok). I'm interested to know if this could cause a panic and if I have to enclose
len() with some
.RLock()/Unlock() or not.
I'm asking because concurrent reads/writes in a map will cause a panic (Go detects that) but I don't know if reading the length counts as a "read". I have tried with a test program but cannot produce a crash but I'd rather have an exact answer, at least for the sake of it.
If it matters I'm interested in both len for arrays and for maps. Thanks!