modfile: clarify documentation for Parse

Fixes golang/go#45149

Change-Id: Ie76f4b46964a99015bcd5c8166c26b25bc61ce72
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/c/mod/+/308452
Trust: Jay Conrod <jayconrod@google.com>
Run-TryBot: Jay Conrod <jayconrod@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Bryan C. Mills <bcmills@google.com>
TryBot-Result: Go Bot <gobot@golang.org>
1 file changed
tree: e6b5255593fd9982b77226205f94ba94ee87b30c
  1. LICENSE
  2. PATENTS
  3. README.md
  4. codereview.cfg
  5. go.mod
  6. go.sum
  7. gosumcheck/
  8. internal/
  9. modfile/
  10. module/
  11. semver/
  12. sumdb/
  13. zip/
README.md

mod

PkgGoDev

This repository holds packages for writing tools that work directly with Go module mechanics. That is, it is for direct manipulation of Go modules themselves.

It is NOT about supporting general development tools that need to do things like load packages in module mode. That use case, where modules are incidental rather than the focus, should remain in x/tools, specifically x/tools/go/packages.

The specific case of loading packages should still be done by invoking the go command, which remains the single point of truth for package loading algorithms.