Why doesn't a specific type satisfy an empty interface in Go?

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Diego L

Feb 20, 2024, 9:40:02 PMFeb 20
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I have a simple interface in Go:

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As you can see, params is of type any (interface{})

So, I have the following implementation:

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As you can see, in this case params is of type models.BaseTimeSeriesQuery which is:

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As I understand it, this type must satisfy the empty interface (I understand that any type satisfies it). But later I get this error:

cannot use timeSerieRepositoryInfluxV2 (variable of type *"github.com/diegolatorre16/go-time-series/app/repositories/time_series".influxV2Client) as ports.ReadTimeSeriesRepository value in argument to services.GetTimeSeries: *"github.com/diegolatorre16/go-time-series/app/repositories/time_series".influxV2Client does not implement ports.ReadTimeSeriesRepository (wrong type for method GetTimeSeries) have GetTimeSeries(string, models.BaseTimeSeriesQuery) (*models.TimeSeriesResponse, "github.com/diegolatorre16/go-time-series/app/domain".Error) want GetTimeSeries(string, any) (*models.TimeSeriesResponse, "github.com/diegolatorre16/go-time-series/app/domain".Error)

I'm pretty new to Go, I guess I have some confusion in the way interfaces work in Go

Kurtis Rader

Feb 20, 2024, 10:10:06 PMFeb 20
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Please resend your question with the screenshots converted to copy/paste of the text. Most of those screenshots are hard to read and we can't copy/paste the text to explore your question.

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burak serdar

Feb 20, 2024, 10:19:08 PMFeb 20
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This question is already answered on Stack Overflow where you first asked it. To rephrase what is said there: in order to satisfy an interface, the method signature must match exactly. So you must declare the method as GetTimeSeries(string,any) (*models.TimeSeriesResponse,domain.Error)
You can declare the method this way, and then pass a models.BaseTimeSeriesQuery to it, and type assert:

func (c *someClient) GetTimeSeries(database string,params any) (*models.TimeSeriesResponse,domain.Error) {
  query, ok:=params.(models.BaseTimeSeriesQuery)
   if !ok {
      //return error
   // Use query

However, you should consider redesigning this implementation as the use of an interface may not make sense if you need to deal with different data types like this.

Diego L

Feb 20, 2024, 10:25:11 PMFeb 20
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Diego L reaccionó a través de Gmail

Diego L

Feb 20, 2024, 10:25:38 PMFeb 20
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Diego L reaccionó a través de Gmail

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