internal/lsp/cache: trim more stuff in ParseExported mode

Despite the name, ParseExported only hollowed out declarations -- it
didn't actually drop any from the AST. This leaves a fair amount of
unexported crud behind. Unfortunately, there are a *lot* of ways to
expose an unexported declaration from an exported one, and it can be
done across files. Because of that, discarding unexported declarations
requires a lot of work.

This CL implements a decent attempt at pruning as much as possible from
the AST in ParseExported mode.

First, we analyze the AST of all the files in the package for exported
uses of unexported identifiers, iterating to a fixed point. Then, we
type check those ASTs. If there are missing identifiers (probably due to
a bug in the dependency analysis) we use those errors to re-parse. After
that we give up and fall back to the older, less effective trimming. The
pkg type changes slightly to accomodate the new control flow.

We have to analyze all the files at once because an unexported type
might be exposed in another file. Unfortunately, that means we can't
parse a single file at a time any more -- the result of parsing a file
depends on the result of parsing its siblings. To avoid cache
corruption, we have to do the parsing directly in type checking,

This, in turn, required changes to the PosTo* functions. Previously,
they operated just on files, but a file name is no longer sufficient to
get a ParseExported AST. Change them to work on Packages instead. I
squeezed in a bit of refactoring while I was touching them.

Change-Id: I61249144ffa43ad645ed38d79e873e3998b0f38d
Trust: Heschi Kreinick <>
Run-TryBot: Heschi Kreinick <>
gopls-CI: kokoro <>
TryBot-Result: Go Bot <>
Reviewed-by: Robert Findley <>
Reviewed-by: Rebecca Stambler <>
13 files changed
tree: ae0f1e3b3ccf61b573aede185d9c371ec89dd0c1
  1. benchmark/
  2. blog/
  3. cmd/
  4. container/
  5. copyright/
  6. cover/
  7. go/
  8. godoc/
  9. gopls/
  10. imports/
  11. internal/
  12. playground/
  13. present/
  14. refactor/
  15. txtar/
  16. .gitattributes
  17. .gitignore
  18. .prettierrc
  20. codereview.cfg
  23. go.mod
  24. go.sum

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.


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