Using a pointer to array

I’m having a little play with google’s Go language, and I’ve run into something which is fairly basic in C but doesn’t seem to be covered in the documentation I’ve seen so far

When I pass a pointer to a slice to a function, I presumed we’d have some way to access it as follows:

func conv(x []int, xlen int, h []int, hlen int, y *[]int)

    for i := 0; i<xlen; i++ {
        for j := 0; j<hlen; j++ {
            *y[i+j] += x[i]*h[j]
        }
    }
 }

But the Go compiler doesn’t like this:

[email protected]:~/dev$ 8g broke.go
broke.go:8: invalid operation: y[i + j] (index of type *[]int)

Fair enough - it was just a guess. I have got a fairly straightforward workaround:

func conv(x []int, xlen int, h []int, hlen int, y_ *[]int) {
    y := *y_

    for i := 0; i<xlen; i++ {
        for j := 0; j<hlen; j++ {
            y[i+j] += x[i]*h[j]
        }
    }
}

But surely there’s a better way. The annoying thing is that googling for info on Go isn’t very useful as all sorts of C/C++/unrelated results appear for most search terms.