Is there a simple way to format a string in Go without printing the string?
I can do:
bar := "bar" fmt.Printf("foo: %s", bar)
But I want the formatted string returned rather than printed so I can manipulate it further.
I could also do something like:
s := "foo: " + bar
But this becomes difficult to read when the format string is complex, and cumbersome when one or many of the parts aren't strings and have to be converted first, like
i := 25 s := "foo: " + strconv.Itoa(i)
I'm very new to Go - my background is in Ruby, where this is straightforward. Is there a simpler way to do this?