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Lack of persistence is one such reason. Because Go's built-in maps are not completely safe to use concurrently, too, their usefulness as a key/value store is somewhat limited in many applications.

Naturally, it's possible to build a solution to persist Go maps and to make them safe to access across goroutines, but by that point you've built a persistent key/value store.

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