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// Copyright 2018, OpenCensus Authors
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
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// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
// limitations under the License.
// Package exemplar implements support for exemplars. Exemplars are additional
// data associated with each measurement.
// Their purpose it to provide an example of the kind of thing
// (request, RPC, trace span, etc.) that resulted in that measurement.
package exemplar
import (
const (
KeyTraceID = "trace_id"
KeySpanID = "span_id"
KeyPrefixTag = "tag:"
// Exemplar is an example data point associated with each bucket of a
// distribution type aggregation.
type Exemplar struct {
Value float64 // the value that was recorded
Timestamp time.Time // the time the value was recorded
Attachments Attachments // attachments (if any)
// Attachments is a map of extra values associated with a recorded data point.
// The map should only be mutated from AttachmentExtractor functions.
type Attachments map[string]string
// AttachmentExtractor is a function capable of extracting exemplar attachments
// from the context used to record measurements.
// The map passed to the function should be mutated and returned. It will
// initially be nil: the first AttachmentExtractor that would like to add keys to the
// map is responsible for initializing it.
type AttachmentExtractor func(ctx context.Context, a Attachments) Attachments
var extractors []AttachmentExtractor
// RegisterAttachmentExtractor registers the given extractor associated with the exemplar
// type name.
// Extractors will be used to attempt to extract exemplars from the context
// associated with each recorded measurement.
// Packages that support exemplars should register their extractor functions on
// initialization.
// RegisterAttachmentExtractor should not be called after any measurements have
// been recorded.
func RegisterAttachmentExtractor(e AttachmentExtractor) {
extractors = append(extractors, e)
// NewFromContext extracts exemplars from the given context.
// Each registered AttachmentExtractor (see RegisterAttachmentExtractor) is called in an
// unspecified order to add attachments to the exemplar.
func AttachmentsFromContext(ctx context.Context) Attachments {
var a Attachments
for _, extractor := range extractors {
a = extractor(ctx, a)
return a