Vim / Neovim


Use vim-go ver 1.20+, with the following configuration:

let g:go_def_mode='gopls'
let g:go_info_mode='gopls'


Use LanguageClient-neovim, with the following configuration:

" Launch gopls when Go files are in use
let g:LanguageClient_serverCommands = {
       \ 'go': ['gopls']
       \ }
" Run gofmt on save
autocmd BufWritePre *.go :call LanguageClient#textDocument_formatting_sync()


Use ale:

let g:ale_linters = {
	\ 'go': ['gopls'],

see this issue


Use prabirshrestha/vim-lsp, with the following configuration:

augroup LspGo
  autocmd User lsp_setup call lsp#register_server({
      \ 'name': 'go-lang',
      \ 'cmd': {server_info->['gopls']},
      \ 'whitelist': ['go'],
      \ })
  autocmd FileType go setlocal omnifunc=lsp#complete
  "autocmd FileType go nmap <buffer> gd <plug>(lsp-definition)
  "autocmd FileType go nmap <buffer> ,n <plug>(lsp-next-error)
  "autocmd FileType go nmap <buffer> ,p <plug>(lsp-previous-error)
augroup END


Use natebosch/vim-lsc, with the following configuration:

let g:lsc_server_commands = {
\  "go": {
\    "command": "gopls serve",
\    "log_level": -1,
\    "suppress_stderr": v:true,
\  },

The log_level and suppress_stderr parts are needed to prevent breakage from logging. See issues #180 and #213.


Use coc.nvim, with the following coc-settings.json configuration:

  "languageserver": {
    "golang": {
      "command": "gopls",
      "rootPatterns": ["go.mod", ".vim/", ".git/", ".hg/"],
      "filetypes": ["go"],
      "initializationOptions": {
        "usePlaceholders": true

Other settings can be added in initializationOptions too.

The editor.action.organizeImport code action will auto-format code and add missing imports. To run this automatically on save, add the following line to your init.vim:

autocmd BufWritePre *.go :call CocAction('runCommand', 'editor.action.organizeImport')


In vim classic only, use the experimental govim, simply follow the install steps.


To use the new builtin lsp client from neovim, using nvim-lsp, follow the install steps neovim/nvim-lsp and check the gopls configuration.