|author||Russ Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Sun Jun 04 22:14:51 2023 -0400|
|committer||Russ Cox <email@example.com>||Mon Jun 05 19:05:54 2023 +0000|
modfile: update toolchain syntax Final revisions for Go 1.21: lock down the toolchain syntax to use 'toolchain default' instead of 'toolchain local', to avoid confusion with 'GOTOOLCHAIN=local'; 'toolchain local' does not always mean the same thing. Also remove the prefix-go1.2.3 toolchain name form, leaving only go1.2.3-suffix. There is no need to have two different forms, and it's confusing. For golang/go#57001. Change-Id: I16623c796c620e98178deed899e28a00e85fcc21 Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/c/mod/+/500755 TryBot-Result: Gopher Robot <firstname.lastname@example.org> Run-TryBot: Russ Cox <email@example.com> Reviewed-by: Michael Matloob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.