I have a (production) REST API written in golang1.13 with gorilla/mux v1.7.3.
I don’t really need (at the moment) requests cancellation/with a timeout so every time I needed to pass a context to some function - I just use the same ctx variable in my package, that is defined in the func init() as:
ctx := context.Background()
For example, I have a package that is using the Azure SDK to perform some functionalities. Every method that the Azure SDK has, I need to pass a context, so I pass the ctx above.
So I have a REST API that every request sometimes uses the above functionalities.
- I don’t understand if this is bad/good at all, or considered good/bad practice.
- And the most important question - this currently seems to work. Can it go wrong?