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cmd/vet: flag/traversal parity with `go tool vet` #11727

tamird opened this issue Jul 15, 2015 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 15, 2015

There are two ways to invoke vet:

  • go vet, which operates on packages but does not take options:
    usage: vet [-n] [-x] [packages]
  • go tool vet, which takes options but operates on files or directories:
  Usage of vet:
    vet [flags] directory...
    vet [flags] files... # Must be a single package

It would be good to have parity between go vet and go tool vet one way or the other: either go tool vet should be able to operate on packages, or go vet should accept options. Perhaps go tool vet should be a superset of go vet.


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commented Jul 27, 2016

I just had a hard time figuring this out and trying to work around it, something like this would have been really awesome:

go vet [-n] [-x] [vet flags] [packages]
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