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// Copyright 2023 The Go Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style
// license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
Package marker defines a framework for running "marker" tests, each
defined by a file in the testdata subdirectory.
Use this command to run the tests:
$ go test ./gopls/internal/test/marker [-update]
A marker test uses the '//@' marker syntax of the x/tools/go/expect package
to annotate source code with various information such as locations and
arguments of LSP operations to be executed by the test. The syntax following
'@' is parsed as a comma-separated list of ordinary Go function calls, for
//@foo(a, "b", 3),bar(0)
and delegates to a corresponding function to perform LSP-related operations.
See the Marker types documentation below for a list of supported markers.
Each call argument is converted to the type of the corresponding parameter of
the designated function. The conversion logic may use the surrounding context,
such as the position or nearby text. See the Argument conversion section below
for the full set of special conversions. As a special case, the blank
identifier '_' is treated as the zero value of the parameter type.
The test runner collects test cases by searching the given directory for
files with the .txt extension. Each file is interpreted as a txtar archive,
which is extracted to a temporary directory. The relative path to the .txt
file is used as the subtest name. The preliminary section of the file
(before the first archive entry) is a free-form comment.
# Special files
There are several types of file within the test archive that are given special
treatment by the test runner:
- "skip": the presence of this file causes the test to be skipped, with
the file content used as the skip message.
- "flags": this file is treated as a whitespace-separated list of flags
that configure the MarkerTest instance. Supported flags:
-min_go=go1.20 sets the minimum Go version for the test;
-cgo requires that CGO_ENABLED is set and the cgo tool is available
-write_sumfile=a,b,c instructs the test runner to generate go.sum files
in these directories before running the test.
-skip_goos=a,b,c instructs the test runner to skip the test for the
listed GOOS values.
-ignore_extra_diags suppresses errors for unmatched diagnostics
TODO(rfindley): using build constraint expressions for -skip_goos would
be clearer.
-filter_builtins=false disables the filtering of builtins from
completion results.
-filter_keywords=false disables the filtering of keywords from
completion results.
TODO(rfindley): support flag values containing whitespace.
- "settings.json": this file is parsed as JSON, and used as the
session configuration (see gopls/doc/
- "capabilities.json": this file is parsed as JSON client capabilities,
and applied as an overlay over the default editor client capabilities.
for more details.
- "env": this file is parsed as a list of VAR=VALUE fields specifying the
editor environment.
- Golden files: Within the archive, file names starting with '@' are
treated as "golden" content, and are not written to disk, but instead are
made available to test methods expecting an argument of type *Golden,
using the identifier following '@'. For example, if the first parameter of
Foo were of type *Golden, the test runner would convert the identifier a
in the call @foo(a, "b", 3) into a *Golden by collecting golden file
data starting with "@a/". As a special case, for tests that only need one
golden file, the data contained in the file "@a" is indexed in the *Golden
value by the empty string "".
- proxy files: any file starting with proxy/ is treated as a Go proxy
file. If present, these files are written to a separate temporary
directory and GOPROXY is set to file://<proxy directory>.
# Marker types
Markers are of two kinds. A few are "value markers" (e.g. @item), which are
processed in a first pass and each computes a value that may be referred to
by name later. Most are "action markers", which are processed in a second
pass and take some action such as testing an LSP operation; they may refer
to values computed by value markers.
The following markers are supported within marker tests:
- acceptcompletion(location, label, golden): specifies that accepting the
completion candidate produced at the given location with provided label
results in the given golden state.
- codeaction(start, end, kind, golden, ...titles): specifies a code action
to request for the given range. To support multi-line ranges, the range
is defined to be between start.Start and end.End. The golden directory
contains changed file content after the code action is applied.
If titles are provided, they are used to filter the matching code
TODO(rfindley): consolidate with codeactionedit, via a @loc2 marker that
allows binding multi-line locations.
- codeactionedit(range, kind, golden, ...titles): a shorter form of
codeaction. Invokes a code action of the given kind for the given
in-line range, and compares the resulting formatted unified *edits*
(notably, not the full file content) with the golden directory.
- codeactionerr(start, end, kind, wantError): specifies a codeaction that
fails with an error that matches the expectation.
- codelens(location, title): specifies that a codelens is expected at the
given location, with given title. Must be used in conjunction with
- codelenses(): specifies that textDocument/codeLens should be run for the
current document, with results compared to the @codelens annotations in
the current document.
- complete(location, ...items): specifies expected completion results at
the given location. Must be used in conjunction with @item.
- diag(location, regexp): specifies an expected diagnostic matching the
given regexp at the given location. The test runner requires
a 1:1 correspondence between observed diagnostics and diag annotations.
The diagnostics source and kind fields are ignored, to reduce fuss.
The specified location must match the start position of the diagnostic,
but end positions are ignored.
TODO(adonovan): in the older marker framework, the annotation asserted
two additional fields (source="compiler", kind="error"). Restore them?
- def(src, dst location): performs a textDocument/definition request at
the src location, and check the result points to the dst location.
- documentLink(golden): asserts that textDocument/documentLink returns
links as described by the golden file.
- foldingrange(golden): performs a textDocument/foldingRange for the
current document, and compare with the golden content, which is the
original source annotated with numbered tags delimiting the resulting
ranges (e.g. <1 kind="..."> ... </1>).
- format(golden): performs a textDocument/format request for the enclosing
file, and compare against the named golden file. If the formatting
request succeeds, the golden file must contain the resulting formatted
source. If the formatting request fails, the golden file must contain
the error message.
- highlight(src location, dsts ...location): makes a
textDocument/highlight request at the given src location, which should
highlight the provided dst locations.
- hover(src, dst location, sm stringMatcher): performs a textDocument/hover
at the src location, and checks that the result is the dst location, with
matching hover content.
- hovererr(src, sm stringMatcher): performs a textDocument/hover at the src
location, and checks that the error matches the given stringMatcher.
- implementations(src location, want ...location): makes a
textDocument/implementation query at the src location and
checks that the resulting set of locations matches want.
- incomingcalls(src location, want ...location): makes a
callHierarchy/incomingCalls query at the src location, and checks that
the set of call.From locations matches want.
- item(label, details, kind): defines a completion item with the provided
fields. This information is not positional, and therefore @item markers
may occur anywhere in the source. Used in conjunction with @complete,
snippet, or rank.
TODO(rfindley): rethink whether floating @item annotations are the best
way to specify completion results.
- loc(name, location): specifies the name for a location in the source. These
locations may be referenced by other markers.
- outgoingcalls(src location, want ...location): makes a
callHierarchy/outgoingCalls query at the src location, and checks that
the set of call.To locations matches want.
- preparerename(src, spn, placeholder): asserts that a textDocument/prepareRename
request at the src location expands to the spn location, with given
placeholder. If placeholder is "", this is treated as a negative
assertion and prepareRename should return nil.
- rename(location, new, golden): specifies a renaming of the
identifier at the specified location to the new name.
The golden directory contains the transformed files.
- renameerr(location, new, wantError): specifies a renaming that
fails with an error that matches the expectation.
- signature(location, label, active): specifies that
signatureHelp at the given location should match the provided string, with
the active parameter (an index) highlighted.
- suggestedfix(location, regexp, kind, golden): like diag, the location and
regexp identify an expected diagnostic. This diagnostic must
to have exactly one associated code action of the specified kind.
This action is executed for its editing effects on the source files.
Like rename, the golden directory contains the expected transformed files.
- suggestedfixerr(location, regexp, kind, wantError): specifies that the
suggestedfix operation should fail with an error that matches the expectation.
(Failures in the computation to offer a fix do not generally result
in LSP errors, so this marker is not appropriate for testing them.)
- rank(location, ...completionItem): executes a textDocument/completion
request at the given location, and verifies that each expected
completion item occurs in the results, in the expected order. Other
unexpected completion items may occur in the results.
TODO(rfindley): this exists for compatibility with the old marker tests.
Replace this with rankl, and rename.
- rankl(location, ...label): like rank, but only cares about completion
item labels.
- refs(location, want ...location): executes a textDocument/references
request at the first location and asserts that the result is the set of
'want' locations. The first want location must be the declaration
(assumedly unique).
- snippet(location, completionItem, snippet): executes a
textDocument/completion request at the location, and searches for a
result with label matching that of the provided completion item
(TODO(rfindley): accept a label rather than a completion item). Check
the the result snippet matches the provided snippet.
- symbol(golden): makes a textDocument/documentSymbol request
for the enclosing file, formats the response with one symbol
per line, sorts it, and compares against the named golden file.
Each line is of the form: kind "detail" +n lines
where the "+n lines" part indicates that the declaration spans
several lines. The test otherwise makes no attempt to check
location information. There is no point to using more than one
@symbol marker in a given file.
- token(location, tokenType, mod): makes a textDocument/semanticTokens/range
request at the given location, and asserts that the result includes
exactly one token with the given token type and modifier string.
- workspacesymbol(query, golden): makes a workspace/symbol request for the
given query, formats the response with one symbol per line, and compares
against the named golden file. As workspace symbols are by definition a
workspace-wide request, the location of the workspace symbol marker does
not matter. Each line is of the form:
location name kind
# Argument conversion
Marker arguments are first parsed by the go/expect package, which accepts
the following tokens as defined by the Go spec:
- string, int64, float64, and rune literals
- true and false
- nil
- identifiers (type expect.Identifier)
- regular expressions, denoted the two tokens re"abc" (type *regexp.Regexp)
These values are passed as arguments to the corresponding parameter of the
test function. Additional value conversions may occur for these argument ->
parameter type pairs:
- string->regexp: the argument is parsed as a regular expressions.
- string->location: the argument is converted to the location of the first
instance of the argument in the partial line preceding the note.
- regexp->location: the argument is converted to the location of the first
match for the argument in the partial line preceding the note. If the
regular expression contains exactly one subgroup, the position of the
subgroup is used rather than the position of the submatch.
- name->location: the argument is replaced by the named location.
- name->Golden: the argument is used to look up golden content prefixed by
- {string,regexp,identifier}->stringMatcher: a stringMatcher type
specifies an expected string, either in the form of a substring
that must be present, a regular expression that it must match, or an
identifier (e.g. foo) such that the archive entry @foo exists and
contains the exact expected string.
stringMatchers are used by some markers to match positive results
(outputs) and by other markers to match error messages.
# Example
Here is a complete example:
This test checks hovering over constants.
-- a.go --
package a
const abc = 0x2a //@hover("b", "abc", abc),hover(" =", "abc", abc)
-- @abc --
const abc untyped int = 42
@hover("b", "abc", abc),hover(" =", "abc", abc)
In this example, the @hover annotation tells the test runner to run the
hoverMarker function, which has parameters:
(mark marker, src, dsc protocol.Location, g *Golden).
The first argument holds the test context, including fake editor with open
files, and sandboxed directory.
Argument converters translate the "b" and "abc" arguments into locations by
interpreting each one as a substring (or as a regular expression, if of the
form re"a|b") and finding the location of its first occurrence on the preceding
portion of the line, and the abc identifier into a the golden content contained
in the file @abc. Then the hoverMarker method executes a textDocument/hover LSP
request at the src position, and ensures the result spans "abc", with the
markdown content from @abc. (Note that the markdown content includes the expect
annotation as the doc comment.)
The next hover on the same line asserts the same result, but initiates the
hover immediately after "abc" in the source. This tests that we find the
preceding identifier when hovering.
# Updating golden files
To update golden content in the test archive, it is easier to regenerate
content automatically rather than edit it by hand. To do this, run the
tests with the -update flag. Only tests that actually run will be updated.
In some cases, golden content will vary by Go version (for example, gopls
produces different markdown at Go versions before the 1.19 go/doc update).
By convention, the golden content in test archives should match the output
at Go tip. Each test function can normalize golden content for older Go
Note that -update does not cause missing @diag or @loc markers to be added.
- Rename the files .txtar.
- Provide some means by which locations in the standard library
(or builtin.go) can be named, so that, for example, we can we
can assert that MyError implements the built-in error type.
- If possible, improve handling for optional arguments. Rather than have
multiple variations of a marker, it would be nice to support a more
flexible signature: can codeaction, codeactionedit, codeactionerr, and
suggestedfix be consolidated?
package marker