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net: Make errClosing public #10176

erikdubbelboer opened this issue Mar 16, 2015 · 1 comment

net: Make errClosing public #10176

erikdubbelboer opened this issue Mar 16, 2015 · 1 comment


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@erikdubbelboer erikdubbelboer commented Mar 16, 2015

I would like to propose to make net.errClosing public.

One use case for having this error exposed is to detect http client timeouts as demonstrated by this gist.

At the moment the only way to detect a timeout is to compare error strings:

if res, err := client.Get(""); err != nil {
  if strings.HasSuffix(err.Error(), "use of closed network connection") { 

If the error string would ever change in the future this detection would break.

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@minux minux commented Mar 16, 2015

Dup of #4373.

@minux minux closed this Mar 16, 2015
@mikioh mikioh changed the title Make net.errClosing public net: Make errClosing public Mar 16, 2015
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