all: add a go.mod file

This change adds a go.mod and go.sum file to the tools repo, following the
requirements stated in bcmills's comment here: It's
important to note that we will not be
adding versions to the repo for now.

The change was generated by running "go mod init" and "go mod tidy" using Go
1.11.5 in the top-level directory of the tools repository.

The tools repo has some extraneous dependencies, but they will be removed soon
(we expect a couple of weeks). At that point, our go.sum should shrink to a
small handful of entries.

Updates golang/go#28136

Change-Id: Ie7802d8d70094a855b112ad0507a47036cb81ba0
Run-TryBot: Michael Matloob <>
Reviewed-by: Dmitri Shuralyov <>
2 files changed
tree: d80e7b517223e9c215acde4b6237e192fae1327e
  1. .gitattributes
  2. .gitignore
  9. benchmark/
  10. blog/
  11. cmd/
  12. codereview.cfg
  13. container/
  14. cover/
  15. go.mod
  16. go.sum
  17. go/
  18. godoc/
  19. imports/
  20. internal/
  21. playground/
  22. present/
  23. refactor/
  24. third_party/

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 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 You can also manually git clone the repository to $GOPATH/src/

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