Use string formatting for slice of bytes (#294)

If a slice of bytes is mostly text, format them as text
instead of as []byte literal with hexadecimal digits.

Avoid always printing the type. This is technically invalid Go code,
but is unnecessary in many cases since the type is inferred
from the parent concrete type.

Fixes #272
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README.md

Package for equality of Go values

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This package is intended to be a more powerful and safer alternative to reflect.DeepEqual for comparing whether two values are semantically equal.

The primary features of cmp are:

  • When the default behavior of equality does not suit the needs of the test, custom equality functions can override the equality operation. For example, an equality function may report floats as equal so long as they are within some tolerance of each other.

  • Types that have an Equal method may use that method to determine equality. This allows package authors to determine the equality operation for the types that they define.

  • If no custom equality functions are used and no Equal method is defined, equality is determined by recursively comparing the primitive kinds on both values, much like reflect.DeepEqual. Unlike reflect.DeepEqual, unexported fields are not compared by default; they result in panics unless suppressed by using an Ignore option (see cmpopts.IgnoreUnexported) or explicitly compared using the AllowUnexported option.

See the documentation for more information.

This is not an official Google product.

Install

go get -u github.com/google/go-cmp/cmp

License

BSD - See LICENSE file