Null Pointer Challenge in Golang

package main

import "fmt"

type X interface {
X() string
func greeting(thing X) string {
return "Hello " + thing.X()

func main() {

fmt.Println("nil pointer dereference")
type myNumber struct {
n int
func addOne(number *myNumber) {
func main() {        var number *myNumber        addOne(number)    }

Solution for nil pointer deference

Finally, to prevent this issue from further development, we suggest adding the nil checks in the coding practices.

func sample(x Named) (string, error) {
if x == nil {
return "", errors.New("x cannot be nil")
return "... " + x.Name(), nil



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