errorfmt

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Published: Jan 17, 2022 License: MIT Imports: 1 Imported by: 0

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Package errorfmt annotates Go error values.

    func Frob(name string) (err error) {
        defer errorfmt.Handlef("frob widget %s: %w", name, &err)
        ...
    }

https://kr.dev/errorfmt

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Overview

Package errorfmt provides a helper function to decorate errors with additional context.

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Functions

func Handlef

func Handlef(format string, a ...interface{})

Handlef decorates an error with additional context.

func Frob(name string) (err error) {
    defer errorfmt.Handlef("frob widget %s: %w", name, &err)
    ...
}

Its behavior is almost the same as fmt.Errorf, with a few differences:

1. There must be exactly one *error argument.
2. Instead of returning a value, Handlef assigns its
   result via this pointer, to update the error in place.
3. The *error is dereferenced before formatting.
   (Therefore, verb %w also accepts *error.)
4. If it points to a nil error, Handlef does nothing.

These differences make it more convenient to use Handlef in a defer statement at the top of a block.

Example
package main

import (
	"errors"
	"fmt"

	"kr.dev/errorfmt"
)

func main() {
	err := Frob("baz")
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Println(err)
	}
}

func Frob(name string) (err error) {
	defer errorfmt.Handlef("frob widget %s: %w", name, &err)

	err = step1()
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}

	err = step2()
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	return nil
}

func step1() error { return nil }
func step2() error { return errors.New("step2 failed") }
Output:

frob widget baz: step2 failed

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