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'Unmarshal' is called with the incorrect argument

Reports calls to json.Unmarshal and similar functions if the argument that is passed to store the result is not a pointer or an interface.

These calls will fail and return an error.

For more information about Unmarshal, refer to func Unmarshal at


var animals []Animal err := json.Unmarshal(jsonData, animals) // always returns an error
var animals []Animal err := json.Unmarshal(jsonData, &animals)

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Last modified: 12 March 2024