Missing error handler

The idiomatic way of handling errors in Go is to compare the returned error to nil. This way of checking for errors gives the programmer a lot of control. However, when error handling is ignored it can also lead to numerous problems. The impact of this is most obvious in method calls in the bankKeeper module, which even causes some accounts with insufficient balances to perform SendCoin operations normally without triggering a transaction failure.


In the following code, k.bankKeeper.SendCoins(ctx, sender, receiver, amount) does not have any return values being used, including err. This results in SendCoin not being able to prevent the transaction from executing even if there is an error due to insufficient balance in SendCoin.

func (k msgServer) Transfer(goCtx context.Context, msg *types.MsgTransfer) (*types.MsgTransferResponse, error) {
	k.bankKeeper.SendCoins(ctx, sender, receiver, amount)
	return &types.MsgTransferResponse{}, nil


  • Implement the error handling process instead of missing it

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