9/15/2017 - 8:03 AM

Linear Search

This technique pass over the list of elements, by using the index to move from the beginning of the list to the end. Each element is examined and if it does not match the search item, the next item is examined. By hopping from one item to its next, the list is passed over sequentially.

// Linear Search in Golang
package main
import "fmt"
func linearsearch(datalist []int, key int) bool {
    for _, item := range datalist {
        if item == key {
            return true
    return false
func main() {
    items := []int{95,78,46,58,45,86,99,251,320}