Some functions always succeed at their task.
strconv.FormatBool have well-defined results
for all possible argument values and cannot fail—barring catastrophic
and unpredictable scenarios like running out of memory, where the
symptom is far from the cause and from which there’s little hope
Other functions always succeed so long as their preconditions are met.
For example, the
time.Date function always constructs
time.Time from its components—year, month, and so on—unless
the last argument (the time zone) is
nil, in which case it panics.
This panic is a sure sign of a bug in the calling code and should
never happen in a well-written program.
For many other functions, even in a well-written ...