Go tools

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  1. e212aff internal/memoize: do not allow (*Generation).Acquire to fail by Bryan C. Mills · 2 days ago master
  2. 2ac48c6 go/types/typeutil: add support for mapping generic types by Robert Findley · 8 weeks ago
  3. df48029 go/internal/gcimporter: allow reusing empty interfaces on the RHS of type decls by Robert Findley · 12 hours ago
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  5. 3c63f30 gopls/internal/regtest/misc: temporarily skip TestGenerateProgress by Bryan C. Mills · 14 hours ago

Go Tools


This subrepository holds the source for various packages and tools that support the Go programming language.

Some of the tools, godoc and vet for example, are included in binary Go distributions.

Others, including the Go guru and the test coverage tool, can be fetched with go install.

Packages include a type-checker for Go and an implementation of the Static Single Assignment form (SSA) representation for Go programs.


The easiest way to install is to run go install golang.org/x/tools/...@latest.

JS/CSS Formatting

This repository uses prettier to format JS and CSS files.

The version of prettier used is 1.18.2.

It is encouraged that all JS and CSS code be run through this before submitting a change. However, it is not a strict requirement enforced by CI.

Report Issues / Send Patches

This repository uses Gerrit for code changes. To learn how to submit changes to this repository, see https://golang.org/doc/contribute.html.

The main issue tracker for the tools repository is located at https://github.com/golang/go/issues. Prefix your issue with “x/tools/(your subdir):” in the subject line, so it is easy to find.