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// Copyright 2009 The Go Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style
// license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
package gob
import (
// Errors in decoding and encoding are handled using panic and recover.
// Panics caused by user error (that is, everything except run-time panics
// such as "index out of bounds" errors) do not leave the file that caused
// them, but are instead turned into plain os.Error returns. Encoding and
// decoding functions and methods that do not return an os.Error either use
// panic to report an error or are guaranteed error-free.
// A gobError wraps an os.Error and is used to distinguish errors (panics) generated in this package.
type gobError struct {
// errorf is like error but takes Printf-style arguments to construct an os.Error.
func errorf(format string, args ...interface{}) {
error(fmt.Errorf(format, args...))
// error wraps the argument error and uses it as the argument to panic.
func error(err os.Error) {
panic(gobError{Error: err})
// catchError is meant to be used as a deferred function to turn a panic(gobError) into a
// plain os.Error. It overwrites the error return of the function that deferred its call.
func catchError(err *os.Error) {
if e := recover(); e != nil {
*err = e.(gobError).Error // Will re-panic if not one of our errors, such as a runtime error.