Go has a
Panic(msg) function. If the panic function is called, execution of the program is stopped. The panic function has a parameter: a message to show.
You can use the panic function if a failure occurs that you don’t want or don’t know how to deal with.
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In the most basic scenario, you call the panic function.
Call the panic function is a simple as this code:
In a terminal, it shows:
$ go run demo.go panic: Something went wrong goroutine 1 [running]: main.main() /home/linux/z/demo.go:6 +0x39 exit status 2
Real life scenario: Your program needs to create a file, but you don’t want to deal with error processing.
panic() function will make the program exit if it cannot create the file.
$ go run demo.go panic: Cannot create file goroutine 1 [running]: main.main() /home/linux/z/demo.go:8 +0x66 exit status 2