How to find out element position in slice?


How does one determine the position of an element present in slice?

I need something like the following:

type intSlice []int

func (slice intSlice) pos(value int) int {
    for p, v := range slice {
        if (v == value) {
            return p
    return -1


Sorry, there’s no generic library function to do this. Go doesn’t have a straight forward way of writing a function that can operate on any slice.

Your function works, although it would be a little better if you wrote it using range.

If you happen to have a byte slice, there is bytes.IndexByte.

Answered By – Evan Shaw

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (GoLangFix Admin)

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