I've been getting errors from go saying stuff about pointer receivers and I decided to google what the terms mean and I read different sources and documentation talking about pointer receivers. For example: http://golang.org/doc/faq and http://jordanorelli.com/post/32665860244/how-to-use-interfaces-in-go.
Though, eventhough they talk about these terms they failed to define them precisely. Though, from the context I think the difference between them are defining variables as pointers like
MyStruct. Although, I am not 100% sure of their difference, I wanted to get a more official or solid understanding of the terms, specially their difference (pointer receiver and value receiver). If possible some simple example code showing their difference in go would be awesome! (and probably necessary to really understand this)
Like for example, something that is confusing me is, what is the difference between the term pointer and pointer receiver? or Value and value receiver? What does the term receiver add to these concepts?