compiler, libgo: support bootstrapping gc compiler

In the Go 1.21 release the package internal/profile imports
internal/lazyregexp.  That works when bootstrapping with Go 1.17,
because that compiler has internal/lazyregep and permits importing it.
We also have internal/lazyregexp in libgo, but since it is not installed
it is not available for importing.  This CL adds internal/lazyregexp
to the list of internal packages that are installed for bootstrapping.

The Go 1.21, and earlier, releases have a couple of functions in
the internal/abi package that are always fully intrinsified.
The gofrontend recognizes and intrinsifies those functions as well.
However, the gofrontend was also building function descriptors
for references to the functions without calling them, which
failed because there was nothing to refer to.  That is OK for the
gc compiler, which guarantees that the functions are only called,
not referenced.  This CL arranges to not generate function descriptors
for these functions.

For golang/go#60913

Change-Id: I6a071e378205e5e90cfaebad23aca33dcfcef074
Reviewed-by: Cherry Mui <>
Reviewed-by: Than McIntosh <>
5 files changed
tree: f858ad8cb5a071b14c7004ecad4c54d5524b21fb
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  2. libgo/
  3. .gitignore
  4. codereview.cfg

A Go frontend

Ian Lance Taylor Last update 15 June 2014

This is a compiler frontend for the Go programming language. The frontend was originally developed at Google, and was released in November 2009. It was originally written by Ian Lance Taylor.

It was originally written for GCC. As of this writing it only supports GCC, but the GCC support has been separated from the rest of the frontend, so supporting another compiler is feasible.

The go subdirectory holds the frontend source code. This is mirrored to the gcc/go subdirectory in the GCC repository.

The libgo subdirectory holds the library source code. This is a copy of the main Go library with various changes appropriate for this compiler. The main Go library is hosted at, in the src directory. The libgo subdirectory is mirrored to the libgo subdirectory in the gcc repository.

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