A Context carries a deadline, a cancelation signal, and other values across API boundaries.

Context's methods may be called by multiple goroutines simultaneously.

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type Context interface {
	// Deadline returns the time when work done on behalf of this context
	// should be canceled.  Deadline returns ok==false when no deadline is
	// set.  Successive calls to Deadline return the same results.
	Deadline() (deadline time.Time, ok bool)

	// Done returns a channel that's closed when work done on behalf of this
	// context should be canceled.  Done may return nil if this context can
	// never be canceled.  Successive calls to Done return the same value.
	// WithCancel arranges for Done to be closed when cancel is called;
	// WithDeadline arranges for Done to be closed when the deadline
	// expires; WithTimeout arranges for Done to be closed when the timeout
	// elapses.
	// Done is provided for use in select statements:
	//  // Stream generates values with DoSomething and sends them to out
	//  // until DoSomething returns an error or ctx.Done is closed.
	//  func Stream(ctx context.Context, out chan<- Value) error {
	//  	for {
	//  		v, err := DoSomething(ctx)
	//  		if err != nil {
	//  			return err
	//  		}
	//  		select {
	//  		case <-ctx.Done():
	//  			return ctx.Err()
	//  		case out <- v:
	//  		}
	//  	}
	//  }
	// See for more examples of how to use
	// a Done channel for cancelation.
	Done() <-chan struct{}

	// Err returns a non-nil error value after Done is closed.  Err returns
	// Canceled if the context was canceled or DeadlineExceeded if the
	// context's deadline passed.  No other values for Err are defined.
	// After Done is closed, successive calls to Err return the same value.
	Err() error

	// Value returns the value associated with this context for key, or nil
	// if no value is associated with key.  Successive calls to Value with
	// the same key returns the same result.
	// Use context values only for request-scoped data that transits
	// processes and API boundaries, not for passing optional parameters to
	// functions.
	// A key identifies a specific value in a Context.  Functions that wish
	// to store values in Context typically allocate a key in a global
	// variable then use that key as the argument to context.WithValue and
	// Context.Value.  A key can be any type that supports equality;
	// packages should define keys as an unexported type to avoid
	// collisions.
	// Packages that define a Context key should provide type-safe accessors
	// for the values stores using that key:
	// 	// Package user defines a User type that's stored in Contexts.
	// 	package user
	// 	import ""
	// 	// User is the type of value stored in the Contexts.
	// 	type User struct {...}
	// 	// key is an unexported type for keys defined in this package.
	// 	// This prevents collisions with keys defined in other packages.
	// 	type key int
	// 	// userKey is the key for user.User values in Contexts.  It is
	// 	// unexported; clients use user.NewContext and user.FromContext
	// 	// instead of using this key directly.
	// 	var userKey key = 0
	// 	// NewContext returns a new Context that carries value u.
	// 	func NewContext(ctx context.Context, u *User) context.Context {
	// 		return context.WithValue(ctx, userKey, u)
	// 	}
	// 	// FromContext returns the User value stored in ctx, if any.
	// 	func FromContext(ctx context.Context) (*User, bool) {
	// 		u, ok := ctx.Value(userKey).(*User)
	// 		return u, ok
	// 	}
	Value(key interface{}) interface{}