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In this code, the defer statement is used to schedule the execution of fmt.Println("!") to occur when the surrounding function (main in this case) is about to return. However, since os.Exit(3) is called immediately after the defer statement, the program exits before the deferred function is executed.
Here's what happens:
  1. 1.
    defer fmt.Println("!"): Schedules the execution of fmt.Println("!") to occur when the surrounding function is about to return.
  2. 2.
    os.Exit(3): Immediately terminates the program with an exit code of 3, and no further deferred functions are executed.
In general, using defer before os.Exit won't have the intended effect, as os.Exit does not allow deferred functions to run. If you want to execute some cleanup logic before exiting, it's recommended to place the cleanup code before the os.Exit call.
Here's an example illustrating the behavior:
package main
import (
"fmt"
"os"
)
func main() {
defer fmt.Println("!")
// The following line won't be executed due to os.Exit.
os.Exit(3)
}
In this example, the deferred fmt.Println("!") statement will not be executed, and the program will exit immediately with an exit code/status of 3.
exit status 3
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