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Go Panic function

The panic() function in Go Language is similar to exceptions raised at runtime when an error is encountered. panic() is either raised by the program itself when an unexpected error occurs or the programmer throws the exception on purpose for handling particular errors.

The panic() function is inbuilt in Go Language and when it is raised, the code prints a panic message, and the function crashes. If there are other goroutines ongoing, they function normally and return. Once all goroutines have returned, the program crashes. Below is the prototype of the panic() function:

func panic(v interface{})

Example of Go Panic function

package main

func checkEmployeeAge(name string, age int){
  if age < 18{
    var message string = name + " is underage"

func main() {
  empName := "Jhon"
  age := 14
  checkEmployeeAge(empName, age)  


panic: Jhon is underage

goroutine 1 [running]:
/home/PPRwo7/prog.go:13 +0x86


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