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Motion is a tool that was designed to work with editors. It is providing contextual information for a given offset(option) from a file or directory of files. Editors can use these informations to implement navigation, text editing, etc... that are specific to a Go source code.

It's optimized and created to work with vim-go, but it's designed to work with any editor. It's currently work in progress and open to change.

Install

go get github.com/fatih/motion

Usage

motion is meant to be run via the editor. Currently it has the following modes you can use:

  • decls: returns a list of declarations based on the -include flag
  • enclosing: returns information about the enclosing function for a given offset
  • next: returns the next function information for a given offset
  • prev: returns the previous function information for a given offset
  • comment: returns information about the a comment block (if any).

A function information is currently the following type definition (defined as astcontext.Func):

type Func struct {
	// Signature of the function
	Signature *FuncSignature `json:"sig" vim:"sig"`

	// position of the "func" keyword
	FuncPos *Position `json:"func" vim:"func"`
	Lbrace  *Position `json:"lbrace" vim:"lbrace"` // position of "{"
	Rbrace  *Position `json:"rbrace" vim:"rbrace"` // position of "}"

	// position of the doc comment, only for *ast.FuncDecl
	Doc *Position `json:"doc,omitempty" vim:"doc,omitempty"`

	node ast.Node // either *ast.FuncDecl or *ast.FuncLit
}

motion can output the information currently in formats: json and vim.

An example execution for the enclosing mode and output in json format is:

$ motion -file testdata/main.go -offset 180 -mode enclosing --format json
{
	"mode": "enclosing",
	"func": {
		"sig": {
			"full": "func Bar() (string, error)",
			"recv": "",
			"name": "Bar",
			"in": "",
			"out": "string, error"
		},
		"func": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 174,
			"line": 15,
			"col": 1
		},
		"lbrace": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 201,
			"line": 15,
			"col": 28
		},
		"rbrace": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 225,
			"line": 17,
			"col": 1
		}
	}
}

To include the doc comments for function declarations include the --parse-comments flag:

$ motion -file testdata/main.go -offset 180 -mode enclosing --format json --parse-comments
{
	"mode": "enclosing",
	"func": {
		"sig": {
			"full": "func Bar() (string, error)",
			"recv": "",
			"name": "Bar",
			"in": "",
			"out": "string, error"
		},
		"func": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 174,
			"line": 15,
			"col": 1
		},
		"lbrace": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 201,
			"line": 15,
			"col": 28
		},
		"rbrace": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 225,
			"line": 17,
			"col": 1
		},
		"doc": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 134,
			"line": 14,
			"col": 1
		}
	}
}

For example the same query, but with mode -mode next returns a different result. Instead it returns the next function inside the source code:

$ motion -file testdata/main.go -offset 180 -mode next --format json
{
	"mode": "next",
	"func": {
		"sig": {
			"full": "func example() error",
			"recv": "",
			"name": "example",
			"in": "",
			"out": "error"
		},
		"func": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 318,
			"line": 21,
			"col": 1
		},
		"lbrace": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 339,
			"line": 21,
			"col": 22
		},
		"rbrace": {
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"offset": 402,
			"line": 29,
			"col": 1
		}
	}
}

If there are not functions available for any mode, it returns an error in the specified format:

$ motion -file testdata/main.go -offset 330 -mode next --format json
{
	"err": "no functions found"
}

For the mode decls, we pass the file (you can also pass a directory) and instruct to only include function declarations with the -include func flag:

$ motion -file testdata/main.go -mode decls -include func
{
	"mode": "decls",
	"decls": [
		{
			"keyword": "func",
			"ident": "main",
			"full": "func main()",
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"line": 9,
			"col": 1
		},
		{
			"keyword": "func",
			"ident": "Bar",
			"full": "func Bar() (string, error)",
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"line": 15,
			"col": 1
		},
		{
			"keyword": "func",
			"ident": "example",
			"full": "func example() error",
			"filename": "testdata/main.go",
			"line": 21,
			"col": 1
		}
	]
}

In the comment mode it will try to get information about the comment block for a given offset:

$ motion -mode comment -file ./vim/vim.go -offset 3
{
        "mode": "comment",
        "comment": {
                "startLine": 1,
                "startCol": 1,
                "endLine": 3,
                "endCol": 50
        }
}