cmd/go/internal/modload: support go.mod retract directive

The go command now recognizes 'retract' directives in go.mod. A
retract directive may be used by a module author to indicate a
version should not be used. The go command will not automatically
upgrade to a retracted version. Retracted versions will not be
considered when resolving version queries like "latest" that don't
refer to a specific version.

Internally, when the go command resolves a version query, it will find
the highest release version (or pre-release if no release is
available), then it will load retractions from the go.mod file for
that version. Comments on retractions are treated as a rationale and
may appear in error messages. Retractions are only loaded when a query
is resolved, so this should have no impact on performance for most
builds, except when go.mod is incomplete.

For #24031

Change-Id: I17d643b9e03a3445676dbf1a5a351090c6ff6914
Run-TryBot: Jay Conrod <>
TryBot-Result: Gobot Gobot <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Matloob <>
Reviewed-by: Bryan C. Mills <>
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tree: 282c9cdb6aac0f7fd13bfc937df66d248a6f9a04
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