Timedmap: A Thread Safe Map Which Has Expiring Key-value Pairs

~ timedmap ~

A map which has expiring key-value pairs.

go get -u github.com/zekroTJA/timedmap


This package allows to set values to a map which will expire and disappear after a specified time.

Here you can read the docs of this package, generated by pkg.go.dev.

Usage Example

package main

import (


func main() {
    // Create a timed map with a cleanup timer interval of 1 second
    tm := timedmap.New(1 * time.Second)
    // Set value of key "hey" to 213, which will expire after 3 seconds
    tm.Set("hey", 213, 3*time.Second)
    // Print the value of "hey"
    printKeyVal(tm, "hey")
    // Block the main thread for 5 seconds
    // After this time, the key-value pair "hey": 213 has expired
    time.Sleep(5 * time.Second)
    // Now, this function should show that there is no key "hey"
    // in the map, because it has been expired
    printKeyVal(tm, "hey")

func printKeyVal(tm *timedmap.TimedMap, key interface{}) {
    d, ok := tm.GetValue(key).(int)
    if !ok {
        log.Println("data expired")

    log.Printf("%v = %d\n", key, d)

Further examples, you can find in the example directory.

If you want to see this package in a practcal use case scenario, please take a look at the rate limiter implementation of the REST API of myrunes.com, where I have used timedmap for storing client-based limiter instances:

Download Details:

Author: zekroTJA
Source Code: https://github.com/zekroTJA/timedmap 
License: MIT license

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Timedmap: A Thread Safe Map Which Has Expiring Key-value Pairs
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