go/ast/astutil: add Apply, for rewriting Go ASTs

This change implements an AST walker, Apply, with the capability
to perform various actions (including rewrites) during the AST
walk, in pre- and post-iteration order.

Ideally we would like to have this functionality in the std lib
(go/ast), but as this change contains significant new API, it
is better to first gain some experience with it in x/tools.

Credits: This is joint work of Josh Bleecher Snyder, Roger
Peppe, and myself (author of this CL). The code is based on
proposal golang/go#17108 which I had started, together with an
initial implementation. It was then reworked significantly by
Josh in golang.org/cl/55790, further refined by suggestions
from Roger (allocation reduction), and finally cleaned up a bit
by me (AST simplifications).

Fixes golang/go#17108.

Change-Id: I56d56b7f2bc5be2acfeb927f76aea7f264bb7b94
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/77811
Run-TryBot: Robert Griesemer <gri@golang.org>
TryBot-Result: Gobot Gobot <gobot@golang.org>
Reviewed-by: Alan Donovan <adonovan@google.com>
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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 get.

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 get -u golang.org/x/tools/.... You can also manually git clone the repository to $GOPATH/src/golang.org/x/tools.

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