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Apr 2019

Log Every Error

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Tom C inherited some Go from another developer, and writes, “I’m pretty sick of finding this sort of stuff in this code.”

	if log, err = dockerservice.GetLoggerInstance(); err != nil {
		log.Err(fmt.Sprintf("Logger error: %v \n", err))

Tern Your View

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We all just love ternaries around here. So much. A powerful form of code golf, they can clarify and they can confound, but usually it’s just confounding.

Christopher sends us this example, saying, “This is an accurate indicator of the rest of the code.”