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Otmane Riad
Otmane Riad

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How to Handle Errors in Go

Error handling is a mechanism added to many modern programming languages which typically defines how the code is going to react under unexpected circumstances. Some syntactic and semantic errors are directly dealt with by the compiler, who reports them as they are detected by the static checker. But there are some that need special handling. Many languages use specialized syntax to deal with errors that are a bit complex in their syntactical structure. Go is more simplistic and uses values to denote the type of error returned from functions like any other value. The article introduces the error handling mechanism of Go with some examples.

If you are unfamiliar with working with functions, you may want to read our article on the subject: Understanding Functions in Go.

Go Error Handling using the errors.New Functions

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