Private application and library code. This is the code you don't want others importing in their applications or libraries. Note that this layout pattern is enforced by the Go compiler itself. See the Go 1.4
release notes for more details. Note that you are not limited to the top level
internal directory. You can have more than one
internal directory at any level of your project tree.
You can optionally add a bit of extra structure to your internal packages to separate your shared and non-shared internal code. It's not required (especially for smaller projects), but it's nice to have visual clues showing the intended package use. Your actual application code can go in the
/internal/app directory (e.g.,
/internal/app/myapp) and the code shared by those apps in the
/internal/pkg directory (e.g.,