Always a deadlock ! Why?

package main

import “fmt”

func main() {

c := make(chan int)

for i := 0; i < 10; i++ {

	go func() {
		for j := 0; j < 10; j++ {
			c <- j

//Always a deadlock at the end while using range clause.
//close(c) also didn't work
for range c {
// But this works fine. Why??
for k := 0; k < 100; k++ {


You are never closing the channel. But you need to do it from the correct location.

Where tried you before?

The for k := 0; k < 100; k++ loop runs 100 times and reads 100 values from the channel - this is okay.

The for range c loop runs endlessly and consumes all the values from the channel until all the go-routines are finished. It continues to read from the empty channel as the only routine left which raises the deadlock.

Both :

  • just before the termination of for i loop
  • just before the termination of go func()

So you are saying we can’t use range clause in this case?

Of course its possible, all you need is a sync.WaitGroup and another go-routine.

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