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Published: Apr 1, 2017 | License: MIT | Module:


Package multierr allows combining one or more errors together.


func Append

func Append(left error, right error) error

Append appends the given errors together. Either value may be nil.

This function is a specialization of Combine for the common case where there are only two errors.

err = multierr.Append(reader.Close(), writer.Close())

This may be used to record failure of deferred operations without losing information about the original error.

func doSomething(..) (err error) {
	f := acquireResource()
	defer func() {
		err = multierr.Append(err, f.Close())

func Combine

func Combine(errors ...error) error

Combine combines the passed errors into a single error.

If zero arguments were passed or if all items are nil, a nil error is returned.

Combine(nil, nil)  // == nil

If only a single error was passed, it is returned as-is.

Combine(err)  // == err

Combine skips over nil arguments so this function may be used to combine together errors from operations that fail independently of each other.


If any of the passed errors is a multierr error, it will be flattened along with the other errors.

multierr.Combine(multierr.Combine(err1, err2), err3)
// is the same as
multierr.Combine(err1, err2, err3)

The returned error formats into a readable multi-line error message if formatted with %+v.

fmt.Sprintf("%+v", multierr.Combine(err1, err2))
Documentation was rendered with GOOS=linux and GOARCH=amd64.

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